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Observer

hawnzd

Date

February 18, 2015
Ancula gibbosa - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rebeccafay's ID: Ancula gibbosa, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on May 22, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Plate limpet Lottia scutum

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

This Lottia scutum (Plate Limpet) has seaweed growing from its shell.

Tags

Plate limpet - Photo (c) Marisa or Robin Agarwal, all rights reserved, uploaded by Robin Agarwal
rebeccafay's ID: Plate limpet (Lottia scutum)
Added on May 22, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Observer

wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

Here's the beautiful Osmundea spectabilis (Sea laurel, red sea fern).

Tags

rebeccafay's ID: Osmundea spectabilis, a member of Red Algae (Phylum Rhodophyta)
Added on May 22, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Observer

wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

This seaweed is Odonthalia floccosa (Sea Brush), and it's abundant these days at North Beach.

Tags

rebeccafay's ID: Odonthalia floccosa, a member of Red Algae (Phylum Rhodophyta)
Added on May 22, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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feather boa kelp Egregia menziesii

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

This Egregia menziesii (Feather Boa Kelp) is one of the most common seaweeds this time of year at North Beach.

Tags

feather boa kelp - Photo (c) Jerry Kirkhart, some rights reserved (CC BY)
rebeccafay's ID: feather boa kelp (Egregia menziesii)
Added on May 22, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Observer

wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

This Mazzaella splendens (Iridescent Seaweed) is beautiful when it's under water and the sun shines on it.

Tags

Mazzaella splendens - Photo (c) kqedquest, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rebeccafay's ID: Mazzaella splendens, a member of Iridescent algae (Genus Mazzaella)
Added on May 22, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Rockweed Fucus distichus

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

Another very common seaweed at North Beach: Fucus gardneri (Rockweed).

Tags

Rockweed - Photo (c) Wreford Miller, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
rebeccafay's ID: Rockweed (Fucus distichus)
Added on May 22, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Observer

wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

This is Smithora naiadum (Red Fringe), growing on eelgrass.

Tags

Smithora naiadum - Photo (c) holdfast..., some rights reserved (CC BY)
rebeccafay's ID: Smithora naiadum, a member of Red Algae (Phylum Rhodophyta)
Added on May 22, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Sea Lettuces Genus Ulva

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

Here's an Ulva spp. (Sea Lettuce), which is very common at North Beach.

Tags

Sea Lettuces - Photo (c) Kristian Peters, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
rebeccafay's ID: Sea Lettuces (Genus Ulva)
Added on May 22, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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winged kelp Alaria marginata

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

The Alaria marginata (Broad-winged Kelp) looks prettiest when sand fills its grooves.

Tags

winged kelp - Photo (c) Donna Pomeroy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rebeccafay's ID: winged kelp (Alaria marginata)
Added on May 22, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Bull Kelp Nereocystis luetkeana

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

You can find fresh Nereocystis luetkeana (Bull Kelp) on the beach these days, or examples like these, slightly dried out already.

Tags

Bull Kelp - Photo (c) Ingrid Taylar, some rights reserved (CC BY)
rebeccafay's ID: Bull Kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana)
Added on May 22, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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White Dorid Conualevia alba

Observer

kueda

Date

May 7, 2011 07:36 AM PDT

Description

Not the greatest shot, but it's a pretty slug. Many thanks to Jeff for pointing this out (again).

White Dorid - Photo (c) Gary McDonald, all rights reserved
rebeccafay's ID: White Dorid (Conualevia alba)
Added on May 21, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Observer

dpom

Date

May 19, 2015 06:53 AM PDT
Hancockia californica - Photo (c) 2005 California Academy of Sciences, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
rebeccafay's ID: Hancockia californica, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on May 19, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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By-the-wind-sailor Velella velella

Observer

jellyfishsamich

Date

July 21, 2014 08:28 PM PDT
By-the-wind-sailor - Photo (c) Keith Daly, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
rebeccafay's ID: By-the-wind-sailor (Velella velella)
Added on May 18, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Barnacle

Observer

jellyfishsamich

Date

July 21, 2014 08:44 PM PDT
Goose Barnacles - Photo (c) invertboy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Chris Brown
rebeccafay's ID: Goose Barnacles (Genus Lepas)
Added on May 18, 2015.

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Yellow Shore Crab Hemigrapsus oregonensis

Observer

kueda

Date

May 10, 2015 03:43 PM PDT
Yellow Shore Crab - Photo (c) Lynette Schimming, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rebeccafay's ID: Yellow Shore Crab (Hemigrapsus oregonensis)
Added on May 15, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Observer

marisa_a

Date

May 9, 2015 08:57 AM PDT
Stylochus californicus - Photo (c) Robin Agarwal, all rights reserved
rebeccafay's ID: Stylochus californicus, a member of Planarians (Class Turbellaria)
Added on May 15, 2015. 1 person agrees, 1 disagrees

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

jboord

Date

July 20, 2014 10:38 AM HST
Ochre Sea Star - Photo (c) Steven Pavlov, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
rebeccafay's ID: Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus)
Added on May 15, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Hammerhead Doto Doto amyra

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 10, 2015

Place

El Granada (Google, OSM)
Hammerhead Doto - Photo (c) Leslie Flint, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rebeccafay's ID: Hammerhead Doto (Doto amyra)
Added on May 14, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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California spiny lobster Panulirus interruptus

Observer

raam

Date

May 9, 2015 09:10 AM PDT

Place

Slough Rd (Google, OSM)
California spiny lobster - Photo (c) Klaus Stiefel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rebeccafay's ID: California spiny lobster (Panulirus interruptus)
Added on May 14, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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