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What

Lightbulb Tunicate Clavelina huntsmani

Observer

kueda

Date

June 28, 2009 09:22 AM PDT

Description

These were very common in rocky areas.

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What

Monterey Dorid Doris montereyensis

Observer

kueda

Date

June 28, 2009 09:26 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Feather Duster Worms Family Sabellidae

Observer

kueda

Date

June 28, 2009 09:28 AM PDT

Description

These were interesting. They were very large, the tube being about 10 cm tall, sticking straight up out of the mud. I saw many tubes, all coated with the same white sponge (tunicate?), but this was the only worm I saw that was out of its tube.

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What

Heath's Dorid Geitodoris heathi

Observer

kueda

Date

June 28, 2009 09:36 AM PDT

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What

San Diego Dorid Diaulula sandiegensis

Observer

kueda

Date

June 28, 2009 09:48 AM PDT

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What

horseshoe worms Phylum Phoronida

Observer

kueda

Date

June 28, 2009 09:49 AM PDT

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What

Pacific Sea Nettle Chrysaora fuscescens

Observer

kueda

Date

June 28, 2009 11:28 AM PDT

Description

If you've seen the jellies at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, you've seen this guy. This was a smaller, stupider example, who seemed dead set on ramming himself into a clump of eel grass, repeatedly.

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What

Taylor's Seahare Phyllaplysia taylori

Observer

kueda

Date

June 28, 2009 11:44 AM PDT

Description

I went snorkeling in Tomales Bay seeking this slug ... and I found it! So awesome.

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What

Pacific Rock Crab Romaleon antennarium

Observer

kueda

Date

June 28, 2009 12:14 PM PDT

Description

The rock crab on the left seemed like it was mating (it was holding on to another crab with its rear legs). The crab on the right seemed to have a problem with that.