Observed in spray zone of Cattle Point at high tide. Attached to large rocks on shore
Found in Cattle Point tide pool adhered to rock, smooth dark shell
Found in tide pool at cattle point, fixed to rock. Shell was smooth and black blue color, unlike the rough shell of the California mussel.
Difficult to identify, possibly Chelysoma productum.
this harbor seal was off the coast line eating an unknown type of fish. It was grey in color with dark spots. It looked adult size from my vantage point and seemed to be a adequate weight for its size.
this green algae was found in the inter tidal zone at low tide this morning. It is very small and hold close to the rock. It is clustered in large groups and grown outward more then upward. It is bight green in color and feels very fine and fuzzy like moss does on land.
This Red Algae was discovered underneath the dock at FHL. It was attached to a large tire along with many other species. It was cool and silky to the touch a night redfish brown color and contained small studs along its blades. One single stalk held it to the tire.
This large clump of bright green seaweed was found attached to the tires along the dock at FHL. It is bright green and feels slimy and soft to the touch. Had large transparent blades. It is approximately 1 foot in length.
This was discovered at the inter tidal zone during low tide at Fourth of July Beach. It was white and hard attached securely to the large rock and seems not to be in clumps like other barnacle species do. It was approximately 1cm in diameter and 0.5 cm tall.
This green sea urchin was brought up on at FHL on the dock as part of a process to collect urchins for research. It was living with multiple other urchins and kelp in a garbage can tank of sorts. It is round with pale green spikes and purple tube feet. It is approximately 4-5inches in diameter.
This Algae was found off the dock at FHL attached to a tire. It was bushy with multiple blades coming off one singular stalk. It was red-brown in color and all the blades were serrated and smooth. It hung about 8inches from the point of attachment
Found on the docks at FHL mid morning. It is approximately 4-5 cm in diameter and 6cm tall. Attached to tire along the south side of the dock. Very squishy and slimy in texture. Colors were very vibrant and intense
this Red Algae was discovered off the dock at FHL. It was attached to a tire which was located on thee west side of the dock. It had multiple blades attached by a single stalk to the tire and each blade had multiple raised bumps on both sides. It appeared red brown in color and soft to the touch. It hung approximately 9-10 inches from the point of attachment.
these Giant Acorn barnacles were located on the tire along the dock at FHL. They were sharing space with many types of Algae and other species. they were large in size and clustered in bunches of three or four. the shell were hard to the touch and felt rough. Size was variable but most we approximately over 1.5 inches in diameter.
rough, pointed, crown-like barnacles with a smooth/slimy, yellow and white tunicate or sponge gettin' all up in its grill
white, smooth, squishy, slimy, with wavy brown pattern on bulbous areas
mottled brown/grey plumage with spots of white; black beak
Attached to tire hanging off FHL dock, suspension feeds, sessile