|Scorpion Anchorage, Santa Cruz Island|
Santa Cruz Island is home to a variety of plants and animals found no where else in the world.
The Santa Cruz Island fox (Urocyon litteralis santacruzae) is an endangered species and is successfully recovering from near extinction.
Plants are also special here. The candleholder dudleya (Dudleya candelabrum) is found only on the northern Channel Islands. It is a kind of plant known commonly as a "live-forever." These succulents can stay dormant through extended periods of drought and then revive when rainfall returns. An excellent adaptation for survival on the Channel Islands.
See Santa Cruz Island in Spring
Get up close with a Channel Island fox
More about the endangered Channel Island fox
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