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What

California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 30, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Common Murre Uria aalge

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 30, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Western Gull Larus occidentalis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 30, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 30, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Willet Tringa semipalmata

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 28, 2015 09:48 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 28, 2015 09:51 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Alligator Lizards Genus Elgaria

Observer

matty

Date

August 22, 2015 07:33 PM PDT

Description

Tiny juvenile

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pink-footed Shearwater Puffinus creatopus

Observer

dpom

Date

August 21, 2015 12:05 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae

Observer

dpom

Date

August 21, 2015 11:51 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

Observer

dpom

Date

August 21, 2015 12:33 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

About 8 feet long. Multiple whitish spots on head. Maybe a Salmon Shark instead of a Great White Shark, but those are the two most likely species to be found here, with this fin profile. We were able to eliminate any other likely species to be found here like Blue Shark, Thresher, Basking, and Mako.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

rjadams55

Date

August 8, 2015

Description

Massive swarms of seaweed flies were covering the wracks of kelp on the beach. These individuals were identified (out of the five described California species) by their large size, overall coloration, and the row of conspicuous spines along the costal margin of the wings.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

rjadams55

Date

August 8, 2015

Description

Massive swarms of seaweed flies were covering the wracks of kelp on the beach. These individuals were identified (out of the five described California species) by their small size, overall color pattern, and rufous-tinged tibiae.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus

Observer

dpom

Date

August 12, 2015 12:11 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pink-footed Shearwater Puffinus creatopus

Observer

dpom

Date

August 12, 2015 12:07 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus

Observer

dpadley

Date

August 10, 2015 11:39 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

September 9, 2012

Description

Jaegers are piratic seabirds that regularly feed by harassing other birds until they release their prey or regurgitate it. They can be difficult to identify and show a complicated array of plumages.

Parasitic Jaegers are sleeker bodied than Pomeraine Jaegers with slim, sharply-pointed central tail feathers.

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What

Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

August 4, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Western Snowy Plovers (Charadrius n. nivosus) are small, federally threatened shorebirds that breed on open sandy beaches and lakeshores. We are fortunate enough in Monterey County to have a small year-round population that nest on our beaches and coastal dunes. Unfortunately, these small birds are susceptible to predation, disturbance, and nest destruction as their eggs are nearly invisible against the sand.

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What

California Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis ssp. californicus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

January 6, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

With the hints of red still on its bill and pouch, but with its white neck, this California Brown Pelican is an adult in non-breeding plumage.

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Square

What

Sabine's Gull Xema sabini

Observer

dpom

Date

August 4, 2015 11:59 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae

Observer

dpom

Date

August 4, 2015 10:39 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastwood's goldenbush Ericameria fasciculata

Observer

gbentall

Date

July 26, 2015 12:02 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Sabine's Gull Xema sabini

Observer

dpom

Date

July 28, 2015 11:40 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus

Observer

dpom

Date

July 26, 2015 11:36 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes

Observer

dpom

Date

July 26, 2015 11:53 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Harbor Porpoise Phocoena phocoena

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 21, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 21, 2015

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 21, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Sabine's Gull Xema sabini

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 21, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 21, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 21, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)