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Threatened & Endangered Species

Some of the federally-listed endangered and threatened species that utilize the habitats within the Seal Beach NWR are described below. This Refuge does not includes any Critical Habitat areas.

  • Light-footed Clapper Rail

    Light-footed Clapper Rail

    Seal Beach NWR has the third-largest population of federally endangered Light-footed clapper rails.     

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  • California Least Tern

    California least tern adult with chick

    The California least tern is the smallest subspecies of the least tern species, measuring less than ten inches in length.

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  • Eastern Pacific Green Sea Turtle

    Green sea turtle

    On the Seal Beach NWR, East Pacific green turtles have been observed in the 7th Street Pond, as well as the channel that extends from Anaheim Bay into the 7th Street Pond.

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Last Updated: Apr 10, 2013
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