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Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

dpom

Date

April 24, 2015 07:37 AM PDT

Description

Early morning visit by two raccoons to our bird bath.

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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dpom

Date

April 22, 2015 07:16 AM PDT

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Brooding Anemone Epiactis prolifera

Observer

dpom

Date

April 22, 2015

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 07:19 AM PDT

Description

Stumped by this one. Protruding from a small rock hole was what appeared to be a small head of orange broccoli - about 1/3" across. Branched, looked almost like a soft coral. When poked - because of course I had to poke it -, it sucked in the "broccoli" into the center in the manner of a peanut worm, and continued inverting itself until it felt safe (see second photo). The body of the worm was whitish with raised, pointed back dots.

Thought of orange sea cucumber (Cucumaria miniata), but their tentacles seem lacier and their bodies are orange, not white with black dots.

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 09:08 AM PDT

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Giant Green Anemone Anthopleura xanthogrammica

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 08:06 AM PDT

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Lined Chiton Tonicella lineata

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 08:23 AM PDT

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 07:09 AM PDT

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Bat Star Patiria miniata

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 08:40 AM PDT

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Scarlet Dwarf Sea Cucumber Lissothuria nutriens

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 09:01 AM PDT

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 08:05 AM PDT

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Sea Lemon Peltodoris nobilis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 08:12 AM PDT

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 09:06 AM PDT

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Spotted Dorid Triopha maculata

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 08:56 AM PDT

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Cockerell's Dorid Limacia cockerelli

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 08:53 AM PDT

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 09:10 AM PDT

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San Diego Dorid Diaulula sandiegensis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 09:05 AM PDT

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Sea Clown Triopha Triopha catalinae

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 09:13 AM PDT

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Shag Rug Nudibranch Aeolidia papillosa

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 09:24 AM PDT

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Three-lined Aeolid Flabellina trilineata

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 09:14 AM PDT

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Opalescent Nudibranch Hermissenda crassicornis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 09:17 AM PDT

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 09:21 AM PDT

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 09:23 AM PDT

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Red Abalone Haliotis rufescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 09:29 AM PDT

Description

Boot tip for scale. Fitzgerald folks on iNat will be gratified to know they were tossed back after this photo (took great willpower but hey, they had live barnacles and stuff on the outside).

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California Mussel Mytilus californianus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 08:10 AM PDT

Description

Particularly large shell (adult black turban for scale) - the size they all should be, right Alison and Rebecca?

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Red Abalone Haliotis rufescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 07:57 AM PDT

Description

Juvenile, about 1.5" long.

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Bivalve Shell Class Bivalvia

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 07:58 AM PDT

Description

Some sort of boring bivalve... nice fuscia pink between intake and outtake siphons.

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Red Turban Pomaulax gibberosus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 06:58 AM PDT