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California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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dpom

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November 19, 2014 04:28 PM PST

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(Somewhere...)

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Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

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dpom

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November 19, 2014 04:28 PM PST

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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dpom

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November 19, 2014 04:28 PM PST

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Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis

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dpom

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November 19, 2014 04:28 PM PST

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Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus

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dpom

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November 19, 2014 04:28 PM PST

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Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis

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November 19, 2014 04:28 PM PST

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Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia

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November 19, 2014 04:28 PM PST

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California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

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dpom

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November 19, 2014 04:28 PM PST

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Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens

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dpom

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November 19, 2014 04:28 PM PST

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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dpom

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November 19, 2014 04:28 PM PST

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Wood Duck Aix sponsa

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dpom

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November 19, 2014 04:28 PM PST

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Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

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dpom

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November 19, 2014

Description

Common color variety in this introduced species.

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Spotted Dorid Triopha maculata

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dpom

Date

November 19, 2014 11:24 AM PST

Description

Large peach-tinted egg masses on giant kelp blades. Masses about 1.5" in diameter.

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dpom

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November 19, 2014 11:10 AM PST

Description

It's in there munching away on the hydroids. Not your standard field guide shot, though. Sorry!

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Opalescent Nudibranch Hermissenda crassicornis

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dpom

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November 19, 2014 11:10 AM PST

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dpom

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November 19, 2014 11:10 AM PST

Description

Calling this individual C. steinbergae because there is no dorsal notch and the rhinophores appear to be simple. We have seen C. pacifica in this location, as well.

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November 19, 2014 11:10 AM PST

Description

Not even sure this is a Eubranchus, but leaning toward E. rustyus.

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Hammerhead Doto Doto amyra

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dpom

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November 19, 2014 11:10 AM PST

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Doto kya

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dpom

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November 19, 2014 11:10 AM PST

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Isopods Order Isopoda

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dpom

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November 19, 2014 11:10 AM PST

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California Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

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robberfly

Date

November 19, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Always strange for me to see this north of Monterrey Bay, but Donna said she's seen them in abundance sometimes off Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay. Many years ago I saw one off Land's End in SF County - a place they were hunted 100 years ago into extirpation.

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Wood Duck Aix sponsa

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robberfly

Date

November 19, 2014

Description

Female

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Wood Duck Aix sponsa

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robberfly

Date

November 19, 2014

Description

A first for me. Jaw-dropping beauty. Transcends my ability to...paint.

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Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

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robberfly

Date

November 19, 2014

Description

Donna said these are in Golden Gate Park, but I don't think I've ever seen them this dark there...

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Green-winged Teal Anas crecca

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robberfly

Date

November 19, 2014

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Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia

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robberfly

Date

November 19, 2014

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Branched Dendronotus Dendronotus frondosus

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anudibranchmom

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November 19, 2014 01:43 PM PST

Description

About 4 mm, hiding deep in hydroids on giant kelp. For closeup of rhinophore, please see 2nd photo.

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California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

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robberfly

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November 19, 2014 04:10 PM PST

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Pacific aster Symphyotrichum chilense

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robberfly

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November 19, 2014 03:45 PM PST

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Lace Lichen Ramalina menziesii

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robberfly

Date

November 19, 2014 03:11 PM PST

Description

Came to this amazing place to see my first Wood Duck....