Click here to see a slideshow that contains photos of some of the endangered animals of Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay. The photo of a Polar Bear is included to remind people of the global impact of desalination.
Some of the photos of the animals of Monterey Bay are from the Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network (SIMoN) Photo Library.
The Endangered California Red-Legged Frog - The California Red-Legged Frog (Rana draytonii) is unfortunately ranked 4th in the list of America’s Top 10 Most Threatened Frogs! They are currently listed as Federally Threatened, and live in Antonelli Pond which is just across the street from one of the proposed sites for the desal plant.
The California Giant Salamander – a native of Santa Cruz now endangered by desalination and UCSC expansion.