Lead a walk for 30 docents. Mid-Peninsula Open Space. Cold and drizzly. One of two species seen...
This is the SECOND propeller-strike sea lion I saw today. What's going on at the harbor? :-( This one was still alive at least, though not in good shape. Resting on the right side of Dock H.
Very tiny (that's the 'whiskers' of a T. maculata at the edge of the photo), and vaguely amphissa-shaped. Really terrific pattern!
Doto Form A, methodically mowing down hydroids.
We had large pods, sometimes bow-riding, with us at various times during this Alvaro's Adventures pelagic
Very close to shore
Resting on the breakwater. As will soon be apparent, I had a rotten photography day out there. Everything else was fine
On the breakwater
By our boat's slip
Perched on the rim of a dumpster.
Thousands and thousands close in shore
Deceased female approximately 6 to 7 feet long found with propeller strikes and large fish hook in mouth.
This is the biggest one I've ever seen, over 1" long. Also a few smaller ones today.
Eating a crab.
Dead adult female with hook in mouth and deep propeller strike wounds on back.
1 1/2" long ,large bronchial plume brown to gray
Saw 5 in this one pool