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What

ochre sea star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

tsoleau

Date

January 19, 2015

Description

We didn't see many sea stars at all. This one didn't show signs of wasting (that I could tell).

Ochre Sea Star - Photo (c) Steven Pavlov, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
rebeccafay's ID: Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus)
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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Date

January 19, 2015
Ochre Sea Star - Photo (c) Steven Pavlov, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
rebeccafay's ID: Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus)
Added on March 30, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

kestrel

Date

March 24, 2015 08:20 AM PDT
Ochre Sea Star - Photo (c) Steven Pavlov, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
rebeccafay's ID: Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus)
Added on March 30, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Observer

dpom

Date

March 24, 2015 08:55 AM PDT

Description

juvenile

Pisaster - Photo (c) Jerry Kirkhart, some rights reserved (CC BY)
rebeccafay's ID: Genus Pisaster, a member of Sea Stars (Class Asteroidea)
Added on March 30, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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What

Common Murre Uria aalge

Observer

annikaml

Date

March 28, 2015 05:09 PM CDT
Common Murre - Photo (c) Keith Marshall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
rebeccafay's ID: Common Murre (Uria aalge)
Added on March 30, 2015. 5 people agree, 0 disagree

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Observer

nzwide

Date

April 28, 2014

Description

Photo by Ian Nilsson

Ceratosoma amoenum - Photo (c) John Turnbull, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
rebeccafay's ID: Ceratosoma amoenum, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on March 30, 2015. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 29, 2015 01:25 PM PDT

Description

About 1.5" long. Thinking juvenile reddish-purple version, however, the rhinophores look kind of like D. venustus (which I have never seen in reddish purple!). Do the 'fronds' get fluffier and more branched as they mature? Finally, the 'dots' (parasite? virus? nudibranch?) - I've seen similar on D. venustus but I do not have enough experience with D. iris to know if all the species in this genus can have them.

See: http://www.chabotcollege.edu/faculty/jyasaki/photogallery/slugpics/P6030079.jpg

This one was found on a floating dock very near the area where "herds" of large/adult D. iris are seen by scuba divers during the early summer months. A boat owner told me she'd seen five of the more visible white versions 'swim' past her boat a few days ago, each about 2-3" long. However, I also found a D. venustus in the same general area.

Thoughts?

Dendronotus venustus - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
rebeccafay's ID: Dendronotus venustus, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on March 30, 2015. 1 person agrees, 1 disagrees

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What

Spanish Shawl Flabellina iodinea

Observer

marisa_a

Date

March 29, 2015 01:47 PM PDT
Spanish Shawl - Photo (c) Jerry Kirkhart, some rights reserved (CC BY)
rebeccafay's ID: Spanish Shawl (Flabellina iodinea)
Added on March 30, 2015. 4 people agree, 0 disagree

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Observer

davidr

Date

March 29, 2015 03:40 AM HST
Noumea flava - Photo (c) DavidR.808, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
rebeccafay's ID: Noumea flava, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on March 30, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Observer

amybird

Date

March 29, 2015 02:44 PM PDT
Acorn Barnacle - Photo (c) tewksjj, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Joshua Tewksbury
rebeccafay's ID: Acorn Barnacle (Balanus glandula)
Added on March 30, 2015.

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Observer

kueda

Date

November 13, 2012 03:51 PM PST

Description

This little scallop was SUPER active. Kept scooting around my hand. So awesome. About 2 cm long.

Giant Rock Scallop - Photo (c) Marisa or Robin Agarwal, all rights reserved, uploaded by Robin Agarwal
rebeccafay's ID: Giant Rock Scallop (Crassadoma gigantea)
Added on March 30, 2015. 1 person agrees, 1 disagrees

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 29, 2015 12:44 PM PDT

Description

Free-swimming, about 3/4" across. Second photo shows underside.

Leptopecten latiauratus - Photo (c) Marisa or Robin Agarwal, all rights reserved, uploaded by Robin Agarwal
rebeccafay's ID: Leptopecten latiauratus, a member of Scallops (Family Pectinidae)
Added on March 30, 2015. 2 people agree, 2 disagree

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What

Alaska Jingle Pododesmus macrochisma

Observer

kestrel

Date

March 13, 2007
Alaska Jingle - Photo (c) Wendy Feltham, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rebeccafay's ID: Alaska Jingle (Pododesmus macrochisma)
Added on March 25, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Observer

dpom

Date

March 24, 2015 08:55 AM PDT

Description

Wrinkled and constricted at the base, not smooth like Sea Sacs. Small sacs, with smaller specimens showing more wrinkling.

Colpomenia bullosa - Photo (c) Paul Norwood, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rebeccafay's ID: Colpomenia bullosa, a member of Puff-ball algae (Genus Colpomenia)
Added on March 25, 2015. 1 person agrees, 1 disagrees

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Owl Limpet Lottia gigantea

Observer

mramoscorrea

Date

the past
Owl Limpet - Photo (c) icosahedron, all rights reserved, uploaded by icosahedron
rebeccafay's ID: Owl Limpet (Lottia gigantea)
Added on March 25, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Giant Kelpfish Heterostichus rostratus

Observer

dpom

Date

March 24, 2015 08:55 AM PDT

Description

about two inches long

rebeccafay's ID: Giant Kelpfish (Heterostichus rostratus)
Added on March 25, 2015. 1 person agrees, 1 disagrees

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What

California spiny lobster Panulirus interruptus

Observer

noobslayer

Date

December 6, 2014
California spiny lobster - Photo (c) Klaus Stiefel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rebeccafay's ID: California spiny lobster (Panulirus interruptus)
Added on March 24, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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What

Sea Hares Family Aplysiidae

Observer

newt8686

Date

February 15, 2015
California Seahare - Photo (c) Aleta Rodriguez, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
rebeccafay's ID: California Seahare (Aplysia californica)
Added on March 24, 2015. 0 people agree, 1 disagrees

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bat star Patiria miniata

Observer

newt8686

Date

February 15, 2015
Bat Star - Photo (c) Don Loarie, some rights reserved (CC BY)
rebeccafay's ID: Bat Star (Patiria miniata)
Added on March 24, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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What

Valley Oak Quercus lobata

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 8, 2015 10:54 AM PDT

Description

Table Mountain Ecological Reserve. Easily one of the most beautiful places I've ever been too. We hit the Wildflower display PERFECTLY.

Valley Oak - Photo (c) Philip Bouchard, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
rebeccafay's ID: Valley Oak (Quercus lobata)
Added on March 19, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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