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anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 06:52 AM PDT

Description

I admit, nature-faker photo. Check out all the colors, ranging from "T. maculata orange" in the foreground to burnt orange with polka dots, cream with brown stripes, and the standard brown with chocolate stripes.

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anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 08:10 AM PDT

Description

Branched rhinophores and little yellow dots.

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Hopkin's Rose Okenia rosacea

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 06:40 AM PDT

Description

The second generation after the 'bloom of roses' is here! Saw about 6 worn adults like the one on the right, and about 15 new little ones like the one on the left.

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Hilton's Aeolid Phidiana hiltoni

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 06:41 AM PDT

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anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 06:48 AM PDT

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Sea Lemon Peltodoris nobilis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 06:37 AM PDT

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anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 06:36 AM PDT

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anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 08:34 AM PDT

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anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 08:30 AM PDT

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Opalescent Nudibranch Hermissenda crassicornis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 08:28 AM PDT

Description

Juvenile, about 3 mm.

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Sea Clown Triopha Triopha catalinae

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 06:45 AM PDT

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Speckled Triopha Triopha maculata

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 08:27 AM PDT

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Three-lined Aeolid Flabellina trilineata

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 08:26 AM PDT

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Orange-peel Doris Acanthodoris lutea

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 08:16 AM PDT

Description

Tiny juvenile, about the size of a small Rostanga pulchra (~2 mm), which is what I thought it was at first. Those are grains of sand in the photo (and many of today's photos), courtesy of a large and enthusiastic labrador retriever passing to close to my photo area. Interesting how pale it is compared to the adults.

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Black-tipped Spiny Doris Acanthodoris rhodoceras

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 08:13 AM PDT

Description

One of three today - others where the more usual brown version. All under 5 mm.

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anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 08:04 AM PDT

Description

Tentative ID as per a photo by Doug Mason on Flikr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/39365853@N07/16411349880/in/photostream/

Like a Dwarf Brittle Star, but with mottled white markings.

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Dwarf Brittle Star Amphipholis squamata

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 08:20 AM PDT

Description

Or perhaps a very orange, very small Western Spiny?

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Long-armed Brittle Star Amphiodia occidentalis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 08:14 AM PDT

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Western Spiny Brittle Star Ophiothrix spiculata

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 08:20 AM PDT

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Sea Urchins Class Echinoidea

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 08:06 AM PDT

Description

Tiny, about 2mm. Found on Seuratts Sea Grass (it was the same width as the grass; that's a white grain of sand next to it!). Orange with a purple "star" in the center, and purple bands on the spines.

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chocolate porcelain crab Petrolisthes manimaculis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 06:53 AM PDT

Description

Blue dots on claws.

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Chitons Class Polyplacophora

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 06:50 AM PDT

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Buffalo Sculpin Enophrys bison

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 06:10 AM PDT

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Yellow bush lupine Lupinus arboreus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 11:34 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 01:40 PM PDT

Description

Hanging out with the gull flock; caught a small fish (see other photos).

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Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 01:37 PM PDT

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California Gull Larus californicus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 01:47 PM PDT

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Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 01:45 PM PDT

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 4, 2015 01:32 PM PDT

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ocean spray Holodiscus discolor

Observer

dpom

Date

May 4, 2015 11:11 AM PDT