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1 other animal
1 mollusk
2 ray-finned fishes
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What

Graceful Decorator Crab Oregonia gracilis

Observer

wendy5

Date

January 19, 2019 08:02 PM PST

Description

These small Oregonia gracilis (Graceful Decorator Crab), with carapaces about 1/2" across, were covered in round, beige globules. The second photo shows another Oregonia gracilis with the same globules and bits of seaweed. I wonder what these globules are?!

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What

Buffalo Sculpin Enophrys bison

Observer

wendy5

Date

January 19, 2019 08:13 PM PST

Description

This Enophrys bison (Buffalo Sculpin) is in the exact same empty barnacle where we found him two months ago on the side of an enormous boulder, 5' above the water during a minus tide.

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What

Tidepool Sculpin Oligocottus maculosus

Observer

wendy5

Date

January 19, 2019 08:13 PM PST

Description

Two months ago there were two Oligocottus maculosus (Tidepool Sculpin) huddled against this boulder during the minus tide, and this time there were three.

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What

Ceriths Family Cerithiidae

Observer

wendy5

Date

January 19, 2019 09:09 PM PST

Description

This once beautiful 2" long shell housed a small, hidden hermit crab. I can't find anything like this in my field guides, and wonder if it's another shell brought to this beach by a former shell collector who just left them on the beach? Several months ago I found a couple other lovely shells that weren't from North America on this beach, and they were also inhabited by hermit crabs.

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