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What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

dremsen

Date

September 1, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Single cast moult recovered via dredge from RV Gemma while on an educational tour.

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What

Knotted Wrack Ascophyllum nodosum

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 28, 2015

Description

Floating mats with other plants provide refuge for small fish, isopods, etc. Collects in bunches in "slicks" in Vineyard Sound. Good place to look for juvenile fish, particularly tropical mahi mahi, sargassum frogfish, barrel fish and banded rudder fish. These mats were mostly Zostera marina but contained Sargassum filipendula, Fucus sp. and Ascophyllum.

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What

Common Dolphinfish Coryphaena hippurus

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 28, 2015

Description

Today we went out on Vineyard Sound under perfect sea conditions (flat with very light wind) to look for Sargassum nations mats. We did not find these but we did come across mats of mixed local plants consisting primarily of Ascophllum, Zostera and Sargassum filipendula. Many of these maps hosted small Coryphaena specimens (3-5 inches in length). Long and thin fish with dark mottled coloration, and bright yellow pelvic fins. They would be at the surface when we approached but would sound to 3-5 feet. Often would orient themselves vertically at this time and slowly drift back to surface. We tried to catch them with long hand nets but they were too fast. Familiar with them as we collected one in Eel Pond a couple of weeks ago and kept in aquarium for 5-6 days. The photo shows the mats but does not actually capture a specimen.

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What

Sargassumfish Histrio histrio

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 23, 2015

Description

Specimen was found in a bucket floating in Lagoon Pond by Shelly Edmundson.

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What

Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 14, 2015 02:13 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Today while following a plankton slick in 1-2 foot chop we came across a large leatherback sea turtle. I noticed it from approximately 50 m away as a large black, round object with a slight taper pointing up. As we approached it raised and lowered into the water as if taking breaths. The anterior, dorsal part of the shell was awash and the ridges that run along the dorsal side of the shell were visible. The specimen was large with a plastron approximately 5 feet or more in length. As we approached to within approx. 20 m the turtle started to sound. We got some clear views as it was completely submerged and Scott Bennett got some photos. My phone camera was completely unhelpful and I failed to get any decent video.

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What

Morning-glory Plume Moth Emmelina monodactyla

Observer

bennet

Date

July 19, 2015 04:45 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Luna Moth Actias luna

Observer

bennet

Date

July 8, 2015 11:45 AM EDT

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Blinded Sphinx Moth Paonias excaecata

Observer

bennet

Date

June 23, 2015 03:19 PM EDT

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What

Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica

Observer

dremsen

Date

May 5, 2015 08:02 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

FOY at home

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What

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

dremsen

Date

March 16, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Four young bald eagles spotted on the ice off Stoney Beach. Tip from Anne J Densmore, who reported them as golden eagles. Seemed to be feeding at one point and a scan revealed what could be a dead seal and certain dead ducks out on ice.

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What

American Coot Fulica americana

Observer

salvatoredv

Date

January 1, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

crimmer

Date

September 30, 2014 09:50 AM EDT

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What

Skipjack Sarda sarda

Observer

dremsen

Date

October 26, 2014

Description

Four specimens from Western Middle Ground. Caught by David Gadsby and Greg Hinkle

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What

Ocean Sunfish Mola mola

Observer

dremsen

Date

September 27, 2014 01:22 PM EDT

Description

Spotted while returning from Menemsha. Smaller individual approx 1 meter (3 ft) in length. At surface. Sounded on approach and quickly re-appeared 10m away. Family all got a look and off we went.

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What

Scup Stenotomus chrysops

Observer

faerthen

Date

September 21, 2014 01:24 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Dock fisherman's catch.

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What

Ultronia Underwing Catocala ultronia

Observer

bennet

Date

July 25, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

bennet

Date

September 7, 2014 04:20 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

C. album or berlandieri?

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What

Eastern Cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus

Observer

bennet

Date

July 9, 2009

Place

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

mdillon

Date

August 6, 2014 02:15 PM EDT

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stone plants Family Aizoaceae

Observer

mdillon

Date

August 1, 2014 03:53 PM EDT

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What

American Searocket Cakile edentula

Observer

mdillon

Date

August 1, 2014 03:48 PM EDT

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Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

mdillon

Date

August 1, 2014 03:33 PM EDT

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Observer

mdillon

Date

August 1, 2014 04:08 PM EDT

Place

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What

field thistle Cirsium arvense

Observer

mdillon

Date

July 30, 2014 11:57 AM EDT

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Delicate Cycnia Moth Cycnia tenera

Observer

bennet

Date

July 28, 2014 01:52 PM EDT

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What

Wineberry Rubus phoenicolasius

Observer

bennet

Date

July 27, 2014 11:01 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

bennet

Date

May 20, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Black-waved Flannel Moth Lagoa crispata

Observer

bennet

Date

July 21, 2014 02:24 PM EDT

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What

carpetweed Mollugo verticillata

Observer

bennet

Date

July 13, 2014 07:42 PM EDT

Place

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What

Spotted Spurge Euphorbia maculata

Observer

bennet

Date

July 13, 2014 07:41 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)