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Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin

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patsimpson2000

Date

April 15, 2014

Description

First egg on 4/11. Second egg on 4/12.

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broadnose sevengill shark Notorynchus cepedianus

Observer

scubapro25

Date

April 14, 2014

Description

A large male

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Brandt's Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus

Observer

lkairy

Date

April 6, 2014

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California sea lion Zalophus californianus

Observer

lkairy

Date

April 6, 2014

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

lwillrick

Date

September 5, 2012

Description

Captured and released juvenile Mediterranean house gecko. Please double check my ID. Found just after dusk, scurrying across a sidewalk in my neighborhood in University Heights, San Diego, CA.

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garden slender salamander Batrachoseps major

Observer

patsimpson2000

Date

April 4, 2014 02:59 PM PDT

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What

Unknown

Observer

gbh

Date

March 25, 2014 02:50 PM PDT

Description

I saw a teeny tiny spider. It had a round, yellow body. It was about the size of the ball on a fine point ballpoint pen. It was in a flowering bush on a very delicate web, about 2 feet off the ground.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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lkairy

Date

January 11, 2013

Place

point loma (Google, OSM)

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Aechmophorus Grebes Genus Aechmophorus

Observer

lkairy

Date

the past

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lkairy

Date

January 9, 2013

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chrisshearer

Date

March 26, 2014

Description

We found a female longbodied cellar spider outside High Tech High on the wall in dim light. It was the right color (brown) and distinguished from the similar longlegged sac spider due to its distinctive markings on the "joints" of its legs and decided it was female due to the size of its abdomen.

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Johnson Jumper Phidippus johnsoni

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jeffhthbio

Date

March 25, 2014 04:06 PM PDT

Description

The spider has a large red abdomen and black body. It's chelicerae were iridescent green.The body was 1 cm in length which is appropriate for this species.
Spider was moving along a wall, not on a web, which is a behavior indicative of jumping spiders.
Spider did not appear to be of a body form which would cause it to be linked to web-spinning spiders. The distinctive red abdomen is very different from another jumping spider species we observed at the same site.

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camillmortimore

Date

March 26, 2014 01:22 PM CDT

Description

This is the flowering plant on which the spiders lived. It is late spring. The siders were not hunting during our observations. We observed 10 webs/nests of the funnel variety and in two of the nests the spider moved to the door of the nest. They were constructed with dried leaves of this plant.

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Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

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jessica5

Date

March 26, 2014

Description

Spider was found on a lettuce plant in High Tech High's community garden. The school is near San Diego International Airport, Naval Base and Marina. The weather is mostly cloudy, 66 degrees.

The spider was identified as a Jumping Spider (Family: Salticidae Genus: Phidippus) due to its size (5mm), its brown-red abdomen and white stripe on the joint between abdomen and cephalothorax. The spider was observed to jump. Also, the environment where the spider was found (lettuce plant) matched one habitat characteristic of the genus.

Note: We were not able to identify to the species level. However, we suspect the spider is a juvinile Red Backed Jumping Spider (Phidippus johnsoni) as two adult males were found in the same habitat on the same date and time. The adult males were measured to be 1 cm in length.

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kupthegrove

Date

March 26, 2014 01:39 PM PDT

Description

Claim: We found a Crane Fly.

We found this crane fly in a green shrub with pink and white flowers on the southwestern side of the building.

Three (3) long legs on either side of body and one (1) set of transparent wings. We eliminated the possibility that the Tipulidae (Crane Fly) was a dragonfly based on features of the wings (1 set instead of the 2 sets of a dragonfly).

Measuring approximately 1.3 cm from base of abdomen to top of head.

Other organisms found in environment include bees, spiders and snails.

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kupthegrove

Date

March 26, 2014 01:38 PM PDT

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kupthegrove

Date

March 26, 2014 02:09 PM PDT

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camillmortimore

Date

March 26, 2014 01:31 PM CDT

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camillmortimore

Date

March 26, 2014 01:19 PM CDT

Description

The spider is light brown with darker brown stripes on the abdomen and cephalothorax. The 1 cm abdomen had the light brown strip down the middle with the darker stripes on the sides.

The spider lived in a funnel web in a flowering shrub with pink flower bunches and blue berries. The nest/web was made of dried leaves with curling edges that provided a hiding place in the base of a web that was created by a funnel. This is a funnel spider.

We observed ten nests/webs and two of the nests had spiders that moved to the door of the nest during our observation.

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Broadnose Sevengill Shark Notorynchus cepedianus

Observer

scubapro25

Date

March 25, 2014

Description

We saw 3 large Sevengills at La Jolla Cove, at least one of which was positively identified as a male. They were between 6 and 7 ft. long

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gbh

Date

March 25, 2014 02:27 PM PDT

Description

No idea what this species is. It was tiny - the size of an uncooked grit. And yellow. And it had a very round body. It was in a bush by a building.

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gbh

Date

March 25, 2014 02:04 PM PDT

Description

I can never remember which white bird is named what. Black legs, yellow feet, black bill. Ibis? Cattle egret?

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Behr's Metalmark Apodemia virgulti

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jaykeller

Date

March 19, 2014 11:31 AM PDT

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

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denniswross

Date

March 13, 2014 08:17 AM PDT

Description

Two birds in nest, now doubled from birth size. Mom in nest only at night

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golden dewdrops Duranta erecta

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denniswross

Date

March 13, 2014 09:39 AM PDT

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Cactus

Observer

denniswross

Date

March 13, 2014 09:39 AM PDT

Description

Grafted. One species, red, on top another

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Great Basin Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. longipes

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chrispherp

Date

March 7, 2014 02:52 PM PST

Description

I found this cute little guy outside my kids school and could resist catching it for a few pics before letting it go on its way.

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

finatic

Date

March 3, 2014 05:17 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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California Ground Squirrel Otospermophilus beecheyi

Observer

finatic

Date

March 2, 2014 01:42 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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What

Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger

Observer

finatic

Date

March 2, 2014 01:34 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US