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Pacific Sea Nettle Chrysaora fuscescens

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 10:18 AM PDT

Description

I'd never seen Chrysaora fuscescens (Sea Nettle) before; so here are three different ones I found on the beach. There were dozens, all about 9-10" across.

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Pacific Sea Nettle Chrysaora fuscescens

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 10:20 AM PDT

Description

I'd never seen Chrysaora fuscescens (Sea Nettle) before; so here are three different ones I found on the beach. There were dozens, all about 9-10" across.

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Aggregating Anemone Anthopleura elegantissima

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 10:37 AM PDT

Description

These were the pinkest Anthopleura elegantissima (Aggregating Anemone) I'd ever seen, and many in this area were shades of pink.

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Moonglow Anemone Anthopleura artemisia

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 10:38 AM PDT

Description

A greenish Anthopleura artemisia (Burrowing Anemone)

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Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 10:48 AM PDT

Description

Three Harlequin Ducks swam in the surf

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Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 10:56 AM PDT

Description

A few Brown Pelicans flew around the seastacks.

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Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 10:58 AM PDT

Description

I was told that locals were delighted this pair of Black Oystercatchers successfully raised a chick this year. Here are all three together foraging, maybe for mussels.

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Giant Green Anemone Anthopleura xanthogrammica

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 11:06 AM PDT

Description

A few Anthopleura xanthogrammica (Giant Green Anemone) under many Anthopleura elegantissima.

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Gooseneck Barnacle Pollicipes polymerus

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 11:07 AM PDT

Description

Masses of Pollicipes polymerus (Goose-neck Barnacles) cling to boulders in this area.

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Giant Kelp Macrocystis pyrifera

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 11:19 AM PDT

Description

Macrocystis pyrifera (Small Giant Kelp) was just about the only seaweed or kelp on the beach, and very little of it.

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Common Murre Uria aalge

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 11:24 AM PDT

Description

This was one of two Common Murre dead on the beach, a few feet away from each other. Maybe this is the father traveling with its juvenile?

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Rhinoceros Auklet Cerorhinca monocerata

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 11:25 AM PDT

Description

This was one of three Rhino Auklets found dead on the beach.

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Pacific Sea Nettle Chrysaora fuscescens

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 04:41 PM PDT

Description

I'd never seen Chrysaora fuscescens (Sea Nettle) before; so here are three different ones I found on the beach. There were dozens, all about 9-10" across.

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Pacific Rock Crab Romaleon antennarium

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 04:44 PM PDT

Description

The second Romaleon antennarius (Pacific Rock Crab) I've ever found. This was a bit more than 2" across, purple inside the carapace instead of yellow like the one in S. California, and with very hairy antennae.

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Greater Moon Jelly Aurelia labiata

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 04:45 PM PDT

Description

Dozens of Aurelia labiata (Moon Jelly) were scattered along the beaches, brought up by the tides and waves. Most had large gonads piled on top, and often they broke off and looked like chunks of ice on the beach.

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