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What

western skunk cabbage Lysichiton americanus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 27, 2015

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What

Douglas Iris Iris douglasiana

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 27, 2015

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Pacific trillium Trillium ovatum

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 27, 2015

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What

Pacific Hound's Tongue Cynoglossum grande

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 27, 2015

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What

Forget-me-nots Genus Myosotis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 27, 2015

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What

shingled hedgehog Sarcodon imbricatus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 27, 2015

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What

Seal Suborder Pinnipedia

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2015 01:25 PM PST

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? 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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What

Polychaete worms Class Polychaeta

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2015 01:57 PM PST

Description

About 1.5" long, under cobble over sand.

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2015 01:49 PM PST

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What

Northern kelp Crab Pugettia producta

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2015 01:51 PM PST

Description

Juvenile, about 1" across.

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What

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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What

Leather Star Dermasterias imbricata

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 27, 2015 01:21 PM PST

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What

Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 26, 2015 10:51 AM PST

Description

Nice yawn.

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What

Californian Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 26, 2015 10:09 AM PST

Description

Pup in reasonable good condition, drying/warming its armpit. If you're feeling too happy, take a look at the second photo of a much-less healthy pup (yes, the lighthouse docents called the Marine Mammal Center).

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What

Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 26, 2015 10:57 AM PST

Description

Bad hair day. Additional photos with very large fish, looking better, etc.

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What

Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 26, 2015 11:42 AM PST

Description

First photo courtesy dpom; second photo (AKA bad photo) is all me. :-)

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What

Brant Goose Branta bernicla

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 26, 2015 10:34 AM PST

Description

Three separate groups.

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What

Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 26, 2015 10:16 AM PST

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What

Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 26, 2015 10:16 AM PST

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California Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis ssp. californicus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 26, 2015 10:15 AM PST

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What

Western Gull Larus occidentalis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 26, 2015 10:15 AM PST

Description

Courtship.

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What

Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 26, 2015 10:14 AM PST

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What

Surfbird Calidris virgata

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 26, 2015 10:13 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena

Observer

dpom

Date

February 26, 2015 11:03 AM PST

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What

Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator

Observer

dpom

Date

February 26, 2015 11:03 AM PST

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What

Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

Observer

dpom

Date

February 26, 2015 11:03 AM PST

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What

Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

dpom

Date

February 26, 2015 11:03 AM PST

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What

Surfbird Calidris virgata

Observer

dpom

Date

February 26, 2015 11:03 AM PST

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What

Western Gull Larus occidentalis

Observer

dpom

Date

February 26, 2015 11:03 AM PST

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What

Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens

Observer

dpom

Date

February 26, 2015 11:03 AM PST