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California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

geodani

Date

February 28, 2015 02:39 PM PST

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What

Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 27, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Intergrade between E.e. eschscholtzii and E.e. xanthoptica. (Although it looks more like a E.e. oregonensis, to me.)

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western skunk cabbage Lysichiton americanus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 27, 2015

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Central Coast iris Iris longipetala

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 27, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Pacific trillium Trillium ovatum

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 27, 2015

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Pacific Hound's Tongue Cynoglossum grande

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 27, 2015

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Forget-me-nots Genus Myosotis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 27, 2015

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shingled hedgehog Sarcodon imbricatus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 27, 2015

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Northern Fur Seal Callorhinus ursinus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2015 01:25 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found this tag on the beach -- I am wondering if anyone knows what animal it came off of? Says "Jumbo" size on the back, about 1.5" long, with a stout pin. A really big fish? Salmon? Great white shark? Harbor seals and sea otters nearby, and really close to Ano Nuevo so it could even be an elephant seal...?
(Yes I'm going to mail it in!)

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2015 01:57 PM PST

Description

About 1.5" long, under cobble over sand.

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Hopkin's Rose Okenia rosacea

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2015 12:43 PM PST

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Opalescent Nudibranch Hermissenda crassicornis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2015 02:24 PM PST

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Three-lined Aeolid Flabellina trilineata

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2015 12:51 PM PST

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Hilton's Aeolid Phidiana hiltoni

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2015 12:41 PM PST

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2015 12:32 PM PST

Description

This stretch of coastline is clearly "Aeolids only." No dorids allowed, though plenty of Hopkins Rose tourists have crashed the beach.

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anudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2015 01:49 PM PST

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Northern kelp Crab Pugettia producta

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2015 01:51 PM PST

Description

Juvenile, about 1" across.

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2015 01:51 PM PST

Description

Small - about 2" across, possibly eating the black turban underneath.

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2015 01:08 PM PST

Description

Being eaten by a gull - with difficulty.

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Leather Star Dermasterias imbricata

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2015 01:21 PM PST

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Six-rayed Star Leptasterias hexactis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2015 12:25 PM PST

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Boletes Genus Boletus

Observer

loloscheiner

Date

February 21, 2015 12:10 PM PST

Description

Didn't stain when sliced

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Common Land Snails and Slugs Order Stylommatophora

Observer

loloscheiner

Date

February 21, 2015 01:54 PM PST

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Nettles Genus Urtica

Observer

loloscheiner

Date

February 21, 2015 12:15 PM PST

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checker lily Fritillaria affinis

Observer

loloscheiner

Date

February 21, 2015 01:19 PM PST

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California fetid adderstongue Scoliopus bigelovii

Observer

loloscheiner

Date

February 21, 2015 12:48 PM PST

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What

Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii

Observer

loloscheiner

Date

February 21, 2015 01:37 PM PST

Description

Some kind of xanthoptica intergrade

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Santa Cruz black salamander Aneides niger

Observer

loloscheiner

Date

February 21, 2015 01:35 PM PST

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California Giant Salamander Dicamptodon ensatus

Observer

loloscheiner

Date

February 21, 2015 01:26 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Slime Molds Class Myxomycetes

Observer

loloscheiner

Date

February 21, 2015 01:13 PM PST

Description

Growing on a decaying Trametes on a log. In redwood forest.