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Stubby Rose Anemone Urticina coriacea

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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This Urticina coriacea (Stubby Rose Anemone) was visible at low tide.

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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This Schizoporella unicornis (Orange Encrusting Bryozoan) was a bright orange spot at low tide.

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Purple Shore Crab Hemigrapsus nudus

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

Description

I liked the color contrast with the green anemones, pink coralline algae, and this Purple Shore Crab.

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dire whelk Lirabuccinum dirum

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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Lirabuccinum dirum (Dire Whelk) was abundant at Iceberg Point.

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twinflower Linnaea borealis

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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Linnaea borealis (Twinflower) was growing in the woods near Iceberg Point.

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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Here's a small 1" Leptasterias hexactis (Colorful Six-armed Star) at low tide.

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Harebell Campanula rotundifolia

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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I had only seen Campanula rotundifolia (Common Harebell aka Bluebells-of-Scotland) in the Olympic Mountains, and here they are at sea level.

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Aggregating Anemone Anthopleura elegantissima

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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The Anthopleura elegantissima (Pink-tipped Anemone)are bright green on Lopez Island, due to algae.

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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This 2" long Halecium (a hydroid) was growing on the dock by the beach in Odin County Park.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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A Great Blue Heron posed by the beach.

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Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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This Violet-green Swallow represents hundreds flying about Lopez Island.

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Common Cattail Typha latifolia

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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The Typha latifolia (Cattails) were at the fluffy stage.

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Douglas' Meadowsweet Spiraea douglasii var. douglasii

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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The Spiraea douglasii ssp. douglasii (Hardhack) was in bloom all over Lopez Island.

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Pacific Willow Salix lasiandra var. lasiandra

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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The Saix lucida ssp. lasiandra (Pacific Willow) was forming cotton balls all over the ground.

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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This pair of Canada Geese had SEVENTEEN goslings!

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Canada Tiger Swallowtail Papilio canadensis

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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Lopez Island seemed to have hundreds of Swallowtails.

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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Ulva intestinalis (Cornrow Sea Lettuce) was growing along the high edge of the intertidal zone.

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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Here are three empty shells of Tellina bodegensis (Bodega Tellin), an attractive clam. The longest was about 2"long.

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True Jellyfish Class Scyphozoa

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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This 8" jelly, found on the beach at low tide, looks like a Moon Jelly, but has six crescent shapes instead of the usual four.

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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This 4" Aurelia labiata (Moon Jelly) was on the beach at low tide.

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Long-armed Brittle Star Amphiodia occidentalis

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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This is the only Amphiodia occidentalis (Long-armed Brittle Star) I've ever seen! The arms were very long, maybe 6"?

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American Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus

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wendy5

Date

June 14, 2015

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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.

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reginar

Date

May 11, 2015 09:08 AM PDT

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Yellow Sand Verbena Abronia latifolia

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reginar

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May 11, 2015 09:08 AM PDT

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Eelgrasses Genus Zostera

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annmariehulver

Date

April 25, 2015 12:33 PM PDT

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annmariehulver

Date

April 25, 2015

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Seen throughout the subtidal site in the mud

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Graceful Decorator Crab Oregonia gracilis

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annmariehulver

Date

April 25, 2015

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Subtidal decorator crabs seen in high abundance on seagrass

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annmariehulver

Date

April 25, 2015

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Large fish seen in shallow, muddy environment

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Eelgrass Zostera marina

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kelsifurman

Date

April 25, 2015 10:00 AM PDT

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The sandy bay had large and small patches of eelgrass dispersed sporadically about.

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True Crabs Infraorder Brachyura

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kelsifurman

Date

April 25, 2015 10:00 AM PDT

Description

Small, brown, aggressive crabs were seen covering eelgrass blades throughout the eelgrass bed.