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Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae

Observer

dpom

Date

September 29, 2014 09:06 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

One Humpback Whale off Half Moon Bay today, beyond the pod of Bottlenose Dolphins. The second photo shows a dolphin in the foreground for size reference. The whale was pretty far out and I was not able to get any decent photos of it.

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Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus

Observer

dpom

Date

September 29, 2014 09:06 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Kelp bass Paralabrax clathratus

Observer

dpom

Date

September 28, 2014

Description

8-10 small fish under the dock. Fish were about 5-6" long with white-spotted backs and yellow tails. They fit the description of Yellowtail Rockfish, but I don't know enough to make the id.

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Tunicates Subphylum Tunicata

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dpom

Date

September 28, 2014

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Northern Kelp Crab Pugettia producta

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dpom

Date

September 28, 2014

Description

One of the biggest ones I've ever seen came up with the rope I was pulling on.

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Date

September 28, 2014

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September 28, 2014

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Date

September 28, 2014

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Athecate Hydroids Order Anthoathecata

Observer

dpom

Date

September 28, 2014

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Strawberry Anemone Corynactis californica

Observer

dpom

Date

September 28, 2014

Description

Just a few small patches of these.

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Tunicates Subphylum Tunicata

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dpom

Date

September 28, 2014

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Sea Vase Ciona intestinalis

Observer

dpom

Date

September 28, 2014

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dpom

Date

September 28, 2014

Description

Huge base, about 4 inches across. It was the only Plumose Anemone I saw here.

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dpom

Date

September 28, 2014

Description

Octocoral id per Lamb, pg 90. It's as close as I could find. This was a very dense patch growing on the shady side of a dock. It was the only patch I could find. Total length of each polyp was about an inch.

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Japanese Skeleton Shrimp Caprella mutica

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dpom

Date

September 28, 2014 02:17 PM PDT

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White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

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dpom

Date

September 28, 2014 08:57 AM PDT

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Townsend's Warbler Setophaga townsendi

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Date

September 28, 2014 08:57 AM PDT

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Pygmy Nuthatch Sitta pygmaea

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dpom

Date

September 28, 2014 08:57 AM PDT

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Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii

Observer

dpom

Date

September 28, 2014 08:57 AM PDT

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Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria

Observer

dpom

Date

September 28, 2014 08:57 AM PDT

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

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Date

September 28, 2014 08:57 AM PDT

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House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

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Date

September 28, 2014 08:57 AM PDT

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Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla

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dpom

Date

September 28, 2014 08:57 AM PDT

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Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca

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Date

September 28, 2014 08:57 AM PDT

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Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto

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dpom

Date

September 28, 2014 08:57 AM PDT

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Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens

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dpom

Date

September 28, 2014 08:57 AM PDT

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Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus

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Date

September 28, 2014 08:57 AM PDT

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Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

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Date

September 28, 2014 08:57 AM PDT

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

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Date

September 28, 2014 08:57 AM PDT

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

dpom

Date

September 26, 2014 11:48 AM PDT