Photos / Sounds

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What

Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

Observer

james3

Date

August 19, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Santa Barbara Janolus Janolus barbarensis

Observer

mcduck

Date

October 25, 1984

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Homely Aeolid Eubranchus rustyus

Observer

mcduck

Date

April 29, 2009

Description

7mm total length.

Photos / Sounds

What

Homely Aeolid Eubranchus rustyus

Observer

mcduck

Date

April 29, 2009

Description

8mm total length.

Photos / Sounds

What

Homely Aeolid Eubranchus rustyus

Observer

mcduck

Date

January 9, 2009

Description

~7mm total length.

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What

Umber Skipper Poanes melane

Observer

james3

Date

August 9, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus

Observer

james3

Date

August 9, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

Observer

james3

Date

August 9, 2014

Description

Small tern compared to the adjacent Caspians. Yellow legs.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia

Observer

james3

Date

August 9, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

California Gull Larus californicus

Observer

james3

Date

August 9, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

Observer

andym

Date

August 3, 2014 02:06 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

On Achillea millefolia

Photos / Sounds

What

Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae

Observer

james3

Date

August 5, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

Observer

james3

Date

August 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Pink-footed Shearwater Puffinus creatopus

Observer

james3

Date

August 5, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Common Murre Uria aalge

Observer

james3

Date

August 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sanderling Calidris alba

Observer

james3

Date

August 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Surfbird Calidris virgata

Observer

james3

Date

August 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia

Observer

james3

Date

August 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans

Observer

james3

Date

August 5, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Gull Larus occidentalis

Observer

james3

Date

August 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

14861229363_2f56b91003_s

What

California Gull Larus californicus

Observer

james3

Date

August 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Striped Shore Crab Pachygrapsus crassipes

Observer

james3

Date

August 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

By-the-wind-sailor Velella velella

Observer

james3

Date

August 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus

Observer

james3

Date

August 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Observer

andym

Date

August 2, 2014 12:29 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Small hoverfly with red booty. Apparently larvae are aphid predators, haven't spotted them yet. On local Aster chilensis in cultivation. Also seen on blue chicory flowers

Photos / Sounds

What

Elegant tern Thalasseus elegans

Observer

miroungazalophus

Date

August 1, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A flock of 1000+ invaded the beach last night for the anchovy schools

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific anchovy Stolephorus pacificus

Observer

andym

Date

August 1, 2014 07:05 PM PDT

Description

Huge anchovy die off in Santa Cruz Harbor. Schools thought to be evading humpback whales, and suffocated from crowding

Photos / Sounds

What

Three-lined Potato Beetle Lema daturaphila

Observer

andym

Date

July 29, 2014 01:56 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

On Solanum peruvianum, two individuals

Photos / Sounds

What

Pigeon Guillemot Cepphus columba

Observer

miroungazalophus

Date

July 25, 2014

Description

Spotted solitary and I haven't seen any others like it. The plumage doesn't match up with any of the species I thought it was especially given the season.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus

Observer

james3

Date

July 24, 2014