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California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

Observer

roberts89

Date

September 21, 2014

Description

Spotted off the coast of Dana Point, CA. Lazily lounging on the rocks and man made objects, but keeping a watchful eye and passersby.

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Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus

Observer

roberts89

Date

September 21, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Possibly the largest animal to have ever lived; this Blue whale was spotted off the coast of Dana Point, California in waters about 1,300 feet deep.

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Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus

Observer

roberts89

Date

September 21, 2014

Description

This is a Bottlenose Dolphin, slightly different than the Common Dolphin, it lacks the lighter coloring on its side. Spotted off the coast of Dana Point, CA. (Pacific Ocean)

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Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis

Observer

roberts89

Date

September 21, 2014

Description

I am confidant this is a Common Dolphin by the lighter color on its side. This photograph was taken on a trip off the coast of Dana Point, CA. (Pacific Ocean)

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Garden Slender Salamander Batrachoseps major

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

"Found Mar 11, 2015 by Adam Ortiz (age 15)." - Randy Ortiz

Observation and photo by Adam and Randy Ortiz, sent to rascals@nhm.org.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

eslone

Date

April 21, 2015

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Mussels Order Mytiloida

Observer

rstapornkul

Date

April 20, 2015 04:09 PM PDT

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Giant Kelp Macrocystis pyrifera

Observer

rstapornkul

Date

April 20, 2015 04:08 PM PDT

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

eslone

Date

April 19, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

eslone

Date

April 19, 2015

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Surfbird Calidris virgata

Observer

eslone

Date

April 19, 2015

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

eslone

Date

April 19, 2015

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

marebgold

Date

April 18, 2015 10:17 AM PDT

Description

Western fence lizard sitting on a fence?

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Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius

Observer

eslone

Date

March 22, 2015

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

eslone

Date

March 22, 2015

Description

A Snowy Egret hunts beneath the rocks along the channel to Dana Point Harbor.

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Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

eslone

Date

March 22, 2015

Description

Two Black Oystercatchers were feeding along the channel at Dana Point Harbor at lunchtime.

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Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii

Observer

eslone

Date

November 9, 2014

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double-crested cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Observer

eslone

Date

March 1, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) stretches its wings to dry after enjoy lunch in the channel off Dana Point Harbor, California.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

eslone

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias) are busy making their nests on the island that sits in Dana Point Harbor in Southern California. The herons fill about a dozen trees with nests, a growing presence in recent years.

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Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus

Observer

biohemian

Date

March 4, 2015 04:10 PM PST

Description

A pair.

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

biohemian

Date

March 3, 2015 04:36 PM PST

Description

A few different males hold territories along this trail.

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Wrentit Chamaea fasciata

Observer

biohemian

Date

March 3, 2015 04:29 PM PST

Description

Always hear their calls on this trail.

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Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica

Observer

biohemian

Date

March 3, 2015 04:30 PM PST

Description

Consistent species on this trail.

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Mugwort Artemisia vulgaris

Observer

finatic

Date

January 24, 2015 03:07 PM PST

Description

Orange County, California, US

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Cape Smilax Asparagus asparagoides

Observer

finatic

Date

January 24, 2015 03:41 PM PST

Description

Orange County, California, US

Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

finatic

Date

January 24, 2015 04:03 PM PST

Description

Orange County, California, US

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Double-Crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Observer

sidesplotch

Date

February 19, 2015 04:36 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Goose Barnacle Pollicipes polymerus

Observer

sidesplotch

Date

February 19, 2015 05:10 PM PST

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Sandcastle Worm Phragmatopoma californica

Observer

sidesplotch

Date

February 19, 2015 05:05 PM PST

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California Seahare Aplysia californica

Observer

sidesplotch

Date

February 19, 2015 04:47 PM PST