Observation and photos by Yumiko Omori Murase, Marla Murase, and Mary Lavallee. Sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Six individual sea turtles present from Pacific Coast Highway north to the DWP power plant; none found further upstream past the first power plant. Count is conservative; there may have been more. At the marked location (where photo was taken), three individuals visible at once, working the flow line of the warm water outflow. A plant worker thought that one would see more turtles in winter when overall surrounding water was cooler.
Juvenile western gull?
I've also added the plant as a separate observation.
With spiky burs.
Green sea turtles. About a dozen of them in this area. It was a hot afternoon, around 90 degrees, between 1:15pm to 3:15pm. There were two men fishing at the bottom of the steps for the hot water outlets from the power plant (southernmost steps), and they had accidentally caught the turtle shown in my photo... they removed the hook and set the turtle free.
A wild palm seeding, perhaps Phoenix canariensis.
Wild seedlings within 20 m of a flowering adult jacaranda tree.
A wild fan palm seeding, perhaps Washingtonia filifera.
Planted adult trees were nearby (this observation).
There were these well established planted adult trees and many wild seedlings (I've added an observation of a seedling as this separate observation).