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gbentall

Date

July 28, 2015 02:39 PM PDT

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matty

Date

July 26, 2015 02:47 PM PDT

Place

Pt. Lobos (Google, OSM)

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Pacific Sea Nettle Chrysaora fuscescens

Observer

issacdudum

Date

July 27, 2015 02:46 PM PDT

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Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Observer

matty

Date

July 27, 2015 03:06 PM PDT

Description

Crappy cell pics at full zoom- doesn't capture how striking this butterfly was.

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Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

Observer

matty

Date

July 26, 2015 01:32 PM PDT

Place

Pt. Lobos (Google, OSM)

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Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

matty

Date

July 26, 2015 01:33 PM PDT

Place

Pt. Lobos (Google, OSM)

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Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

matty

Date

July 26, 2015 03:20 PM PDT

Place

Pt. Lobos (Google, OSM)

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Woodland Skipper Ochlodes sylvanoides

Observer

matty

Date

July 26, 2015 12:46 PM PDT

Place

Pt. Lobos (Google, OSM)

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Morro Bay Aeolid Emarcusia morroensis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015 11:14 AM PDT

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Spanish Shawl Flabellina iodinea

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015 11:02 AM PDT

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Brown-streaked Sapsucker Stiliger fuscovittatus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015

Description

Group of about 20.

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Lion's Mane Nudibranch Melibe leonina

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015

Description

This 2" long Melibe mowed down a bunch of tiny and no doubt outraged Stiligers in the photo dish.

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Lion's Mane Nudibranch Melibe leonina

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015 02:08 PM PDT

Description

Juvenile, still has spots. About 1/2" long.

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Papillate Sea Slug Aeolidia papillosa

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015

Place

Monterey (Google, OSM)

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Orange-spike Polycera Polycera atra

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015 11:28 AM PDT

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Hammerhead Doto Doto amyra

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015 09:49 AM PDT

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Branched Dendronotus Dendronotus venustus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015

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Opalescent Nudibranch Hermissenda crassicornis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015

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California Seahare Aplysia californica

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015 09:54 AM PDT

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Scallops Family Pectinidae

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015

Description

Orangish shell, brown and white inside. Freeswimming, about 1/2" across.

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Scallops Family Pectinidae

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015

Description

Brown and white speckles inside. Free swimming, about 1/2" across.

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Scallops Family Pectinidae

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015

Description

Attached, so no better photo. Orange and white inside. About 1" across.

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015

Description

Tiny baby.

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giant California sea cucumber Parastichopus californicus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015 10:14 AM PDT

Description

Under rock ledge. The part that's showing was about 12" long; "spikes" don't show up well in the photo but they were there.

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Lingcod Ophiodon elongatus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015 09:06 AM PDT

Description

Fisherman's catch.

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Fire Corals Order Anthoathecata

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015

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Caridean Shrimp Infraorder Caridea

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015 02:23 PM PDT

Description

About 1.5" long, photogenic blue dots. Among large fronds of brown algae.

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sharpnose crab Scyra acutifrons

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015 10:12 AM PDT

Description

Lovely and very thorough decorating job by this large (4" across carapace) crab.

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Giant Sea Star Pisaster giganteus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015 09:58 AM PDT

Description

With decorator crab.

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Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 26, 2015 10:52 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Tagged female munching two kelp crabs at once - underneath our feet at the dock. Second photo is another individual waking up from a nap in the kelp with some safety strands still wrapped around its belly.