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Our Latest Creature Feature: Fat Inn Keeper Worm

Burrowed down in the mudflats of Elkhorn Slough lives the Fat Inn Keeper Worm

To feed, it casts out a slimey net from its muddy burrow where it hosts a variety of commensal critters

Vultures

Did you know that Vultures dine on the rotting carcasses of diseased animals, thus preventing the spread of life-threatening diseases such as rabies and anthrax? Can you imagine how smelly and diseased ridden our world would be without vultures?

To learn more about these important animals, please check out: vultures

Vampire Squid of Monterey Bay

      

For Cool Facts and Photos on Vampire Squids, check out: Vampires!

Did you know that a gaggle of 100 Vampire Bats can consume the blood of 100 cows in only a year? Read more here: Vampire Bats      

The male Pipefish found in the eelgrass beds of Elkhorn Slough, gives birth just like it's

relative the Leafy Sea Dragon.

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