Feeding on sea urchin. Diving. Saw whole body!
Found this growing near a park in Marina California. I was surprised to see it growing wild here. At first I mistook it for raspberry. The park is Locke-Paddon Park.
These grow all over the dunes in Monterey Bay. They have cute, tightly-packed flowers of pink and white.
This leatherback was seen in Monterey Bay alongside a boat!
I was surfing at Linda Mar State beach and I noticed large numbers of jelly fish everywhere in the water. I was wearing neoprene gloves so I didn't notice a sting. Other surfers complained of a mild itchy sensation when they came in contact. They were relatively large, anywhere from a foot to two and half feet in lenght. I'm not sure why there were so many in the same area.
Our friend saw this leatherback in Monterey Bay over the Fourth of July weekend!