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What

pacific madrone Arbutus menziesii

Observer

tsoleau

Date

August 25, 2014

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What

Bull Kelp Nereocystis luetkeana

Observer

tsoleau

Date

August 25, 2014

Description

There was so much of it!

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What

harbor seal Phoca vitulina

Observer

tsoleau

Date

August 25, 2014

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What

harlequin duck Histrionicus histrionicus

Observer

tsoleau

Date

August 25, 2014

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What

great blue heron Ardea herodias

Observer

tsoleau

Date

August 25, 2014

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What

belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

tsoleau

Date

August 25, 2014

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What

ochre sea star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

tsoleau

Date

August 25, 2014

Description

Wasting disease.

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What

Common Murre Uria aalge

Observer

tsoleau

Date

August 25, 2014

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Observer

alileighlilly

Date

July 12, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

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Observer

alileighlilly

Date

July 12, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

Description

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.

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What

Shield Limpet Lottia pelta

Observer

alileighlilly

Date

July 12, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Not 100% about the ID (based off of comparison guide found here: http://www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/ezidweb/animals/LottiadigitalispeltaTecturapersonascutum.htm)

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What

Purple Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus

Observer

alileighlilly

Date

July 12, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

Description

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!

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Observer

alileighlilly

Date

July 12, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

Description

California Sea Cucumber (Parastichopus californicus), I'm pretty sure.... But any ID help would be awesome! (Sorry for the poor picture quality!)

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Observer

alileighlilly

Date

July 12, 2014

Description

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)

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Observer

alileighlilly

Date

July 12, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

Description

An Orange Sea Cucumber (Cucumaria miniata) ...or possibly a California Sea Cucumber? Any help with ID would be much appreciated!

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What

Thatched barnacle Semibalanus cariosus

Observer

alileighlilly

Date

July 12, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

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Observer

alileighlilly

Date

July 12, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Very excited to find this massive Painted Anemone on a rock right at the lowest low tide mark!

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Observer

alileighlilly

Date

July 12, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

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What

Fireweed Chamerion angustifolium

Observer

alileighlilly

Date

July 12, 2014

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What

Yellow Shore Crab Hemigrapsus oregonensis

Observer

alileighlilly

Date

July 12, 2014 11:20 AM PDT

Description

Pretty sure this little guy is a Yellow Shore Crab (Hemigrapsus oregonesis)... but could use a second opinion. Regardless, he's definitely doing a great job with the camouflage! :)

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What

Yellow Shore Crab Hemigrapsus oregonensis

Observer

alileighlilly

Date

July 12, 2014 11:20 AM PDT

Description

Amazing number of crabs spotted along the intertidal zone of Bowman Bay in Deception Pass State Park, WA, during the lowest tide of the year!

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What

Purple Shore Crab Hemigrapsus nudus

Observer

alileighlilly

Date

July 12, 2014 11:20 AM PDT

Description

Amazing number of crabs spotted along the intertidal zone of Bowman Bay in Deception Pass State Park, WA, during the lowest tide of the year!

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What

ochre sea star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

pleiovn

Date

August 18, 2012 05:59 PM MST

Description

Kayaking trip in Burrows Bay

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What

Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 2, 2014 02:13 PM PDT

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What

English Daisy Bellis perennis

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 2, 2014 12:53 PM PDT

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What

kelp flies Family Coelopidae

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 2, 2014 12:06 PM PDT

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What

Sanicula crassicaulis Genus Sanicula

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 2, 2014 12:18 PM PDT

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What

Rough Cat's Ear Hypochaeris radicata

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 2, 2014 02:15 PM PDT

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What

Glaucous-winged x Herring Gull Glaucous-winged × herring gull

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 2, 2014 02:07 PM PDT

Description

This appears to be a Glaucous-winged x American Herring Gull hybrid, a common hybrid of the Pacific Northwest. Overall suggests herring gull but primaries and tail too pale. Thick bill and overall head shape suggest American Herring Gull and point away from Thayer's Gull.

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What

Horsetails Class Equisetopsida

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 2, 2014 02:15 PM PDT