Tide pool at Asilomar state beach
Found in subtidal on breakwater.
About 1/3" long.
Juvenile, about 1/4" long.
Truly teeny juvenile, if this is what it is. About 1-2 mm (see bryozoan for scale). Translucent body with central white stripe on back. Cerrata were very pale orangeish tipped with white; the first pair of cerrata had dark brown speckles. Rhinophores were tipped with white and appeared generally smooth, or possibly some texture at the ends. Oral tentacles had a white stripe from head. Found on giant kelp. Behavior: speedy!
Juvenile, about 2 mm.
Two, on giant kelp on dock.
About 1" long. Uniform reddish color with a few cream speckles and with cream inside the mantle. Found in dark shade on rocks. Juvenile.
Dozens of these big sea hares on the pilings and floating dock. Fiesta time at Breakwater Cove...?!
Or A. californica? Uniform dark body with with speckling. About 7" long when stretched out; same location as the A. californica.
Same place as before, saw four. McDuck, you will laugh to see my iPhone attempt to copy your closeups!
About 1/2", on kelp.
The shell, not the hermits, please.
About 3" across. Was very efficient in flipping itself right side up.
Empty shell spat out by Pisaster giganteus.
About 1" long.
A group of them living deep in old seaweed on the dock. Second photo shows mouth parts.
Whiteish yellowish, on floating dock.
Sooooo tiny I thought they were just very active hydroids. ;-) Must have just hatched...? Why are they all hooked together at the back? They were on a blade of seagrass attached to the dock, with many 'pregnant' adult skeleton shrimp nearby.
...Or possibly lined? Two of them on dock. About 1" long (bigger than most we see at Pillar Point).
About 1" across.
Was feeding on a barnacle, later spit out the empty shell.
About 1.5" across, in kelp under dock.
These two appeared reasonably healthy...?
Saw at least five large ones on the breakwater suffering from the wasting virus.
About the size of a large Northern Kelp Crab. On the breakwater in about 2' of water.