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Lined Chiton Tonicella lineata

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wendy5

Date

June 17, 2015

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Two colors of Tonicella lineata (Lined Chiton) in one photo!

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wendy5

Date

June 17, 2015

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Here's the first Stylantheca spp. (Encrusting Hydrocoral) I've ever seen. Its bright pink color was quite unusual at the minus tide, and I noticed it in two locations.

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Purple Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus

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wendy5

Date

June 17, 2015

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This Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (Purple Sea Urchin) is underwater, so its tube feet are visible. I saw dozens of Purple Sea Urchins, some living in holes they had drilled into rocks.

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Green Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis

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wendy5

Date

June 17, 2015

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Here's the only Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis (Green Sea Urchin) I saw at Tonge Point, where there were dozens of Purple Sea Urchins. This one was particularly beautiful, with its 5 stripes quite visible.

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sharpnose crab Scyra acutifrons

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wendy5

Date

June 17, 2015

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This 1" Scyra acutifrons (Sharpnose Crab) had a beautiful assortment of algae on its carapace.

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Red Dorid Rostanga pulchra

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wendy5

Date

June 17, 2015

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We noticed dozens of Rostanga pulchra (Red Sponge Nudibranch), and not on the red encrusting sponge, as they usually are.

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Goose Barnacle Pollicipes polymerus

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wendy5

Date

June 17, 2015

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Pollicipes polymerus (Goose-neck Barnacles) are abundant at Tongue Point, and we don't have them where I live, so I'm happy to see them. They like the rougher waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

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Fluffy Sculpin Oligocottus snyderi

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wendy5

Date

June 17, 2015

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This appears to be an Oligocottus snyderi (Fluffy Sculpin). At first I thought it was another Tidepool Sculpin, but its fins looked different.

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Southern stiff-stiped kelp Laminaria setchellii

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wendy5

Date

June 17, 2015

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The Laminaria setchellii (Split Kelp) is abundant around Tongue Point.

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Black Katy Chiton Katharina tunicata

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wendy5

Date

June 17, 2015

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I'd never seen a Katharina tunicata (Black Leather aka Katy Chiton) upside down before!

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Amphipods and Isopods Superorder Peracarida

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wendy5

Date

June 17, 2015

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This photo shows three 1/2" animals, possibly isopods. One is striped red and black, one black and white, and the smallest is mostly black. Most were black or slightly striped. Their bodies were curved, not flat like the Rockweed Isopod. There were dozens in a shallow tide pool that was exposed to the sun for a long time, so the water was warm. They darted about, some feeding on a dead cockle, never staying still for long.

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Sea Sacks Halosaccion glandiforme

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wendy5

Date

June 17, 2015

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Here are Halosaccion glandiforme (Sea Sacs aka Sacks), quite common at Tongue Point.

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Brooding Anemone Epiactis prolifera

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wendy5

Date

June 17, 2015

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It looks like this Epiactis prolifera (Proliferating Anemone) has babies of two sizes hanging on.

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Rough Keyhole Limpet Diodora aspera

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wendy5

Date

June 17, 2015

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These Diodora aspera (Rough Keyhole Limpets) were in a typical pose-- falling off the rocks. These limpets are abundant at Tongue Point, and we noticed a couple of weeks ago that many were not gripping in their usual way at low tide.

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wendy5

Date

June 17, 2015

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This Corallina officinalis var. chilensis (Pink Feather Coralline) was abundant during the minus tide.

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Red-banded Commensal Scaleworm Arctonoe vittata

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wendy5

Date

June 17, 2015

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This 4" Arctonoe vittata (Red-banded commensal scaleworm) was not living on a host, but there were many Rough Keyhole Limpets nearby. It's the first one I've ever seen.

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Giant Green Anemone Anthopleura xanthogrammica

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wendy5

Date

June 17, 2015

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It's always exciting to find dozens of Anthopleura xanthogrammica (Green Surf Anemone) at Tongue Point.

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Giant Green Anemone Anthopleura xanthogrammica

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bgoldgeier

Date

April 19, 2015 10:18 AM UTC

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Chitons Class Polyplacophora

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bgoldgeier

Date

April 19, 2015 09:37 AM UTC

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Octopuses Order Octopoda

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bgoldgeier

Date

April 19, 2015 10:47 AM UTC

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Goose Barnacle Pollicipes polymerus

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bgoldgeier

Date

April 19, 2015 10:10 AM UTC

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Giant Green Anemone Anthopleura xanthogrammica

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April 19, 2015

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Stubby Rose Anemone Urticina coriacea

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wendy5

Date

June 4, 2015

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I always find some Urticina coriacea (Stubby Rose Anemone) at Salt Creek. This one had eaten a Green Shore Crab, which it then regurgitated, and the crab, covered in slime, survived!

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Tidepool Snailfish Liparis florae

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wendy5

Date

June 4, 2015

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I was very excited to find a 2" Tidepool Snailfish (Liparis florae). It was bright yellow, quite different from the only other snailfish I've ever seen, the Marbled Snailfish.

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Purple Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus

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wendy5

Date

June 4, 2015

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I saw several Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (Purple Sea Urchins) today, but no Red Sea Urchins. This was a bit over 2" across, hiding under masses of seaweed and kelp.

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wendy5

Date

June 4, 2015

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In June we can find Soranthera ulvoidea (Studded Sea Balloons), one of the amazing seaweeds of the Pacific Northwest.

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Northern Kelp Crab Pugettia producta

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wendy5

Date

June 4, 2015

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Here's a Pugettia producta (Northern Kelp Crab), a juvenile, just 2" across, perfectly camouflaged in the kelp.

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wendy5

Date

June 4, 2015

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This is the second time I've found Plumularia setacea (Glassy Plume Hydroid). This time it was dried and attached to a piece of seaweed/kelp. I paced it in the seawater for a photo.

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Saddled Blenny Pholis ornata

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wendy5

Date

June 4, 2015

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I think this may be a Pholis ornata (Saddleback Gunnel)? (aka Saddled Blenny??) About 4" long and in a tide pool.

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Tidepool sculpin Oligocottus maculosus

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wendy5

Date

June 4, 2015

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The tidepools are full of Oligocottus maculosus (Tidepool Sculpins).

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