Vernal Pool 5

A sign states a biologically sensitive area in Costa Mesa's Fairview Park. Behind the sign is what's officially known as Vernal Pool 5. The pools, which are like temporary wetlands, are host to a variety of species, including the endangered San Diego fairy shrimp.

( SCOTT SMELTZER / Daily Pilot / August 21, 2013 )

A sign states a biologically sensitive area in Costa Mesa's Fairview Park. Behind the sign is what's officially known as Vernal Pool 5. The pools, which are like temporary wetlands, are host to a variety of species, including the endangered San Diego fairy shrimp.

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