One of several along the beach at low tide.
Hauled out on the beach
One of several feeding at low tide.
hauled out sleeping sea otters look kind of dead. there were about nine hauled out.
otters look much bigger out of the water... like sea bears!
This small cluster of mushrooms was growing from the rear dunes at Moss Landing State Beach. Big Thanks to mushroom expert Christian Schwarz for his help with ID'ing them.
This species is a dune specialist were it feeds on the rotting roots of the introduced Beach Grass (Ammophila arenaria).
A pair of Brants swimming in the slough.
This male and several females were actively feeding in the slough.
A lone loon.
There were several mergansers feeding in the area, mostly females and this one male in breeding plumage.
This male and female were cruising off the end parking lot on Jetty Road. With occasional dives.
Another clam, another hopeless stab in the dark...