Scientists, visitors tally lagoon life in BioBlitz

732 species found
Almost 900 visitors participated in the 9th Lagoon Day at the San Elijo Lagoon–three times as many participants than in years past. The main attraction this year was the BioBlitz, in which scientists raced to identify as many species of living organisms in the lagoon as possible within 24 hours.

The final tally: 732.

Scientists are still working to categorize a handful of the organisms.

“It was a blast,” said Doug Gibson, executive director of the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy. “The scientists all had fun and we got some good information.”

732 species identified
232 Plants
213 Insects
109 Birds
86 Algae
28 Spiders
16 Fish
12 Mammals
9 Bats
4 Fungi

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