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What

By-the-wind-sailor Velella velella

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

August 16, 2014

Description

"Found these translucent "scales" at Hueneme Beach yesterday. A dozen or so had washed up on the beach. I picked this one to photo because it had blue colored fleshy tissue on the margin." - Bob Montana

Observation and photos by Bob Montana, sent to nature@nhm.org.

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What

Brant Branta bernicla

Observer

natureali

Date

July 2, 2013 05:13 PM PDT

Description

Santa Clara River Estuary
Ventura County, California
2 July 2013

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What

California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

Observer

fuschiamom

Date

June 7, 2014 09:21 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Santa Barbara Channel

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What

Gray Whale Eschrichtius robustus

Observer

sealovelife

Date

February 22, 2014

Description

My mom's first time out whale watching. We saw Gray Whales breeching. and amazing experience!

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Observer

christyb

Date

April 25, 2014 08:38 PM PDT

Description

Test

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Observer

christycrow

Date

April 25, 2014 08:25 PM PDT

Description

Test

Photos / Sounds

Observer

greenchair22

Date

April 11, 2014

Description

Flowers are bright yellow with stamens showing prominently. No petiole, flowers appear to bloom directly on stalk of plant.
Leaves appear to be hastate. This is the only flower I've seen like this on the river and it looks like it's definitely bolted. Maybe the drought conditions are forcing it to bloom very early?

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Observer

calopteryx

Date

July 19, 2005

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What

Yellow Rock Crab Metacarcinus anthonyi

Date

November 18, 2011

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What

Steller sea lion Eumetopias jubatus

Observer

sarahchinn

Date

December 20, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Sulphur Shelf Laetiporus gilbertsonii

Observer

zabbey

Date

November 13, 2013 09:44 AM PST

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What

Willet Tringa semipalmata

Observer

john8

Date

October 12, 2013 04:32 PM PDT

Description

With Whimbrel, Black Oystercatcher, and an American x Black Oystercatcher hybrid.

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What

Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

john8

Date

October 12, 2013 04:32 PM PDT

Description

With Whimbrel, Willet, and American X Black Oystercatcher hybrid.

Photos / Sounds

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What

American x Black Oystercatcher hybrid Haematopus bachmani × palliatus

Observer

john8

Date

October 12, 2013 04:32 PM PDT

Description

At upper left, with Black Oystercatchers, Whimbrel and Willet.

Photos / Sounds

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What

California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

Observer

kucycads

Date

October 29, 2013

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Grace's Warbler Setophaga graciae

Observer

john8

Date

December 22, 2012 10:19 AM PST

Description

Continuing overwintering bird seen just a few minutes after our arrival in the tall pine adjacent to the baseball diamond. At one point, it flew onto the grass right by our feet, but it was too quick for us to obtain a photograph. eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S12350449

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What

Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

Observer

john8

Date

October 12, 2013 04:32 PM PDT

Description

At upper left, with Willets, Black Oystercatchers, and a hybrid American x Black Oystercatcher.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata

Observer

john8

Date

November 20, 2004 08:11 AM PST

Description

A female.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

Observer

john8

Date

November 20, 2004 08:11 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

john8

Date

November 20, 2004 08:08 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis

Observer

john8

Date

November 20, 2004 07:53 AM PST

Description

My 100th life bird.

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What

Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus

Observer

john8

Date

September 21, 2013 11:48 AM PDT

Description

With juvenile Brown Booby in Ventura harbor.

Photos / Sounds

What

Brown Booby Sula leucogaster

Observer

john8

Date

September 21, 2013

Description

Bird at far left in first and third photos, centered in second. eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15226531

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Observer

nhmordenana

Date

September 14, 2013 04:43 PM PDT

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What

Ocean Dolphins Family Delphinidae

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

August 17, 2013

Description

Based on the vertebrae, this is a possible dolphin carcass that had been found near the river mouth.

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What

California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

August 17, 2013

Description

A pair of recent Sea Lion carcasses were found on the beach, near the river mouth. Based on the level of decomposition, they were likely a few days old. Their cause of death does not appear obvious.

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What

Least Tern Sternula antillarum

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

August 17, 2013

Description

A flock of Least Terns was observed along side a flock of Royal Terns on the beech.

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What

Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

August 17, 2013

Description

A flock of Royal Terns had been observed along side a flock of Least Terns on the beech.

Photos / Sounds

What

Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

August 17, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A flock of Heermann's Gulls were seen along the surf zone of the beech.

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What

Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

August 17, 2013

Description

A male and female Great-tailed Grackle were observed around a pumping station that was draining water from the river mouth.