Sea Lion at Deception Pass
species is a guess but I think the genus is right
Feeding. One alone others in small group. Birds diving along side for food.
Are there other green urchins in this area?
I'm identifying the pinkish creature at the bottom here.
The guide told me that these were a type of anemone but I don't recall the name. They were hanging on the underside of these rocks and looked a bit like snot. I was in a kayak so I couldn't get closer. Any thoughts?
Reported sighting: "There's a bunch of harbor porpoise west of Burrows Island. We just left (the island) and the spread of them is quite large; there must be dozens."
There were many of these and they were making lots of noise.
There was so much of it!
This observation is for the egg cases in this picture.
I'm not sure whether the dogwinkles in the photo are actually Northern striped dogwinkles (N. ostrina) or Frilled dogwinkles (N. lamellosa), but I think the egg cases fairly definitely belong to the N. ostrina due to their squat, vase-like shape.
Not 100% about the ID (based off of comparison guide found here: http://www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/ezidweb/animals/LottiadigitalispeltaTecturapersonascutum.htm)
Very difficult to see at the time I took the picture, this is a close-up of a purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) that was wedged beneath the rock near where I spotted the tube worms!
California Sea Cucumber (Parastichopus californicus), I'm pretty sure.... But any ID help would be awesome! (Sorry for the poor picture quality!)
I don't know if it's possible to identify the kind of tube worm these are based only on the look of their casings... But my guide books suggest that a cluster of parchment-looking tubes of this size (some of them more than 12" long) could be from the Northern Feather Duster Worm (Eudistylia vancouveri)
An Orange Sea Cucumber (Cucumaria miniata) ...or possibly a California Sea Cucumber? Any help with ID would be much appreciated!