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What

false chanterelle Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca

Observer

icosahedron

Date

December 17, 2014 02:13 PM PST

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What

Townsend's Warbler Setophaga townsendi

Observer

icosahedron

Date

December 17, 2014 02:05 PM PST

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What

Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens

Observer

icosahedron

Date

December 17, 2014 02:17 PM PST

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Square

Observer

sabrinad

Date

October 17, 2014 12:55 PM PDT

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Square

What

Chiton

Observer

sabrinad

Date

October 17, 2014 12:51 PM PDT

Description

Tide pool at Asilomar state beach

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Square

Observer

mcduck

Date

March 22, 1972

Description

Found in subtidal on breakwater.

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What

Gastropods Class Gastropoda

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 01:06 PM PST

Description

About 1/3" long.

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What

Lion's Mane Nudibranch Melibe leonina

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 01:37 PM PST

Description

Juvenile, about 1/4" long.

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 01:30 PM PST

Description

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!

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What

Three-lined Aeolid Flabellina trilineata

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 01:10 PM PST

Description

Juvenile, about 2 mm.

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What

Homely Aeolid Eubranchus rustyus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 01:03 PM PST

Description

Two, on giant kelp on dock.

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What

California Seahare Aplysia californica

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 12:18 PM PST

Description

About 1" long. Uniform reddish color with a few cream speckles and with cream inside the mantle. Found in dark shade on rocks. Juvenile.

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 11:55 AM PST

Description

Dozens of these big sea hares on the pilings and floating dock. Fiesta time at Breakwater Cove...?!

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 11:52 AM PST

Description

Or A. californica? Uniform dark body with with speckling. About 7" long when stretched out; same location as the A. californica.

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What

Opalescent Nudibranch Hermissenda crassicornis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 09:42 AM PST

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What

California Aglaja Navanax inermis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 09:00 AM PST

Description

Same place as before, saw four. McDuck, you will laugh to see my iPhone attempt to copy your closeups!

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What

Gastropods Class Gastropoda

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 10:36 AM PST

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 10:35 AM PST

Description

About 1/2", on kelp.

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What

Gastropods Class Gastropoda

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 08:56 AM PST

Description

The shell, not the hermits, please.

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What

red abalone Haliotis rufescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 10:06 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

About 3" across. Was very efficient in flipping itself right side up.

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What

thatched barnacle Semibalanus cariosus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 09:52 AM PST

Description

Empty shell spat out by Pisaster giganteus.

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 09:40 AM PST

Description

About 1" long.

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 09:37 AM PST

Description

A group of them living deep in old seaweed on the dock. Second photo shows mouth parts.

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Square

What

Tunicates Class Ascidiacea

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 10:43 AM PST

Description

Whiteish yellowish, on floating dock.

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What

skeleton shrimp Superfamily Caprelloidea

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 12:33 PM PST

Description

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.

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Square

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 12:03 PM PST

Description

...Or possibly lined? Two of them on dock. About 1" long (bigger than most we see at Pillar Point).

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Square

What

Giant Sea Star Pisaster giganteus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 09:55 AM PST

Description

About 1" across.

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What

Knobby Sea Star Pisaster giganteus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 09:51 AM PST

Description

Was feeding on a barnacle, later spit out the empty shell.

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Square

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 01:12 PM PST

Description

About 1.5" across, in kelp under dock.

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Square

What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 02:08 PM PST

Description

These two appeared reasonably healthy...?