This was discovered when out on a boat catching fish in San Juan Channel. It is approximately 2 inches long and has slimy feather like tuffs with orange tips.
Mostly transparent bell, white organs visible, about 6 inch diameter
This Urticina coriacea (Stubby Rose Anemone) was visible at low tide.
This Schizoporella unicornis (Orange Encrusting Bryozoan) was a bright orange spot at low tide.
I liked the color contrast with the green anemones, pink coralline algae, and this Purple Shore Crab.
Lirabuccinum dirum (Dire Whelk) was abundant at Iceberg Point.
Linnaea borealis (Twinflower) was growing in the woods near Iceberg Point.
Here's a small 1" Leptasterias hexactis (Colorful Six-armed Star) at low tide.
I thought these were Campanula rotundifolia (Common Harebell aka Bluebells-of-Scotland) at sea level, and am pleased to find out via iNaturalist that they're a new wildflower for me!
The Anthopleura elegantissima (Pink-tipped Anemone)are bright green on Lopez Island, due to algae.
Here's an American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus or Rana catesbeiana), an invasive species on Lopez. It was hopping across a road, and was the only one I saw, or have ever seen in the Pacific Northwest.
On Whale Rocks.
Twenty observed close to the cliff shore, diving and preening. A few were molting into their red necks and gold ear tufts.
Many flowering plants observed on rocky bald habitat, north-facing slope in association with grasses, mosses, and reindeer lichen.
On a satellite tower in the sound. Adult male. Here's a photo one of the crew members took: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0wvNAuNIfOI/UITQJgerVpI/AAAAAAAAGCw/vXhrdpaAuSU/s1600/IMG_7378%2B%25282%2529.jpg
I didn't get a photo of this one. I just saw it when it surfaced briefly and then it was gone.
We saw a ton of these on our 7 hour whale watching tour in Puget Sound. I know it's not a good photo, but I'm sure of the ID.
3 observed in a hedgerow backed by farm pastures.
Above water at -1.2 low tide.
Amidst barnacles in lower center of photo; observed in tidepool.
In upper right corner of photo; observed in tide pool.
Flowering in the grass prairie.
Rockweed exposed at -1.2 foot low tide.
In tide pools at -1.2 foot low tide; all with pink tentacles withdrawn.