No knowledge about animals at all
Looks a lot like the spotted spurge from earlier but no spots.
Bottle fly at blue bottle? Please say yes.
About the size of a honey bee.
Was not fast enough to avoid being run over by a pair of trail bikers
Filling in some holes in my slug life list. I found three of these on Bryopsis corticulans. Unbelievably well-camouflaged.
Attached to Codium fragile.
Believe it or not another first for me. We found three feeding and with eggs on Zoobotryon verticellatum.
Turns out you really can catch these with your hands.
One of the most amazing worms I've ever seen. About 8 mm long, climbed out of a clump of tunicates we put in a dish, undoubtedly sponges and other things mixed in too. Very close resemblence to this image, ID'd as A. speciosa at http://invasions.si.edu/nemesis/calnemo/GroupSummary.jsp?GRP=Annelids-Polychaetes, but given the image at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34212266 that seems like it might be wrong.
This observation is for the white, branching bryozoan, which seems like it is Zoobotryon verticillatum, a southern species that, according to Light's, "[o]ccasionally occurs in San Francisco Bay" (p. 879). Presumably another species occuring farther north than normal due to warmer ocean temps. We dubbed it the "Rice Noodle Bryozoan," which seems much more accurate than "Spaghetti Bryozoan."