Great to see so many, apparently healthy, Ochre Stars. The area was devastated last year by Sea Star Wasting Disorder. Leather Stars and Blood Stars were also in abundance and looking healthy
Red Sea Cucumber in greater abundance than I have previously observed. Notice also in photos Hopkin's Rose Nudibranch, Orange Cup Coral, and Purple Urchin all in abundance
There are a lot of buttercup along Elk Head Trail, and I took a lot of pictures. I chose this one since there are bonus insects!
not sure of this ID.
Tiny White Dorid skills are lacking
found ~10 of these beasties
steamrolling a D. subramosus
ceratal core color seems too dark but rhinophore type matches...ANOTHER great Liz find
another Liz find
dozen's of these, most around 2-4 mm
2 dozen roses
Commensal w gumboot chiton
i think? so drab compared to others i've seen further south...
dozens of these on the underside of rocks, very small (~2mm), some egg-laying
Observed at Palmer's Point, Patrick's Point State Park, Humboldt County, California. Observed floating upside down on water surface, photo taken in clear plastic vessel. Approximately -.8 tide