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Flowers, birds or shrimp: air station offers safe haven

A ruler stands secured to a pole over a vernal pool in a fenced in area aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Jan. 22. Rulers like this are used to measure the depth of vernal pools where two endangered species of fairy shrimp can be found. Without water, the fairy shrimp lay dormant in the ground until the pool fills again.



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This work, Flowers, birds or shrimp: air station offers safe haven [Image 1 of 6], by LCpl Christopher Johns, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.22.2014

Date Posted:01.31.2014 16:39

Photo ID:1159530

VIRIN:140122-M-OB827-005

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:7.42 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:SAN DIEGO, CA, US

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  • The habitat of the  Willowy Monardella, an endangered mint species native to this area, is currently being destroyed by civilian encroachment into East Miramar. The air station contains 10 species protected by the Endangered Species Act. There are six plants, two birds and two species of fairy shrimp that are listed as threatened or endangered. For years, off-roading has been a problem aboard the air station. All the areas hosting the endangered species around the station are not marked. However, the large areas with vernal pools have signs reading "No entry."
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