10
taxa
2 other animals
4 mollusks
2 birds
1 plant
1 amphibian

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Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 26, 2019 12:45 PM PDT

Description

We found three juvenile Western Toads, each about an inch long. Strange, because I saw many more this size in this forest in September!

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Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 26, 2019 01:33 PM PDT

Description

About ten Red-breasted Mergansers swam and dove close to shore.

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Sitka Periwinkle Littorina sitkana

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 26, 2019 01:37 PM PDT

Description

Littorina sitkana (Sitka Periwinkle) were stuck together in small piles of two or three. Mating?

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 26, 2019 01:44 PM PDT

Description

Nucella lamellosa (Wrinkled Dogwinkles) gather to lay their eggs on a boulder, and it seems to often be in spring.

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Lined Chiton Tonicella lineata

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 26, 2019 01:55 PM PDT

Description

A beautiful Tonicella lineata (Lined Chiton), and the only one we saw.

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California Mussel Mytilus californianus

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 26, 2019 01:56 PM PDT

Description

I was surprised to find two large boulders covered in hundreds of large California Mussels, because I hadn't seen such a large group east of Salt Creek.

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Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 26, 2019 02:06 PM PDT

Description

About a dozen Harlequin Ducks were standing on rocks or swimming close to shore.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

March 26, 2019 02:07 PM PDT

Description

A cluster of the gelatinous eggs of Nereis vexillosa (Banner Sea-nymph), the only cluster we found on this beach.

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Shortspur Seablush Plectritis congesta

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 26, 2019 03:11 PM PDT

Description

These little plants were about 3" tall with opposite leaves and a cluster of magenta flowers. No fragrance to the leaves. They were growing near the beach and near an old homestead cabin.

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 26, 2019 03:45 PM PDT

Description

Good to see two large, healthy Ochre Stars on this beach, the only sea stars we saw.