Check out this week’s featured specimen!

(Pictured below, really close up!)

Photo: N. Sincero © California Academy of Sciences

Can you guess what it is?

Here are some hints:

  • The male of this species plays an important role in the care of its young.
  • Although the adults of this species seem large compared to others of its kind, they only weigh about 5 to 6 pounds.

Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us in the Classroom on Sunday, June 17th at 2:30 pm for Science Story Adventures to see if you're right and to learn more about this plant. Science Story Adventures is our program for children ages 4 - 8 and their caregivers. In the program, we explore the natural world through stories, specimens, games and crafts.

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