7
taxa
3 other animals
1 ray-finned fish
1 bird
1 chromist
1 plant

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What

Rockweed Fucus distichus

Observer

wendy5

Date

April 19, 2019 11:04 AM PDT

Description

We were puzzled by this Fucus distichus because it was darker and stringier than any other we saw. We found a few like this growing among masses of healthy F. distichus. Diseased? A different Fucus? Any idea @hfb?

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Photos / Sounds

Observer

wendy5

Date

April 19, 2019 11:49 AM PDT

Description

This 4" marine worm is probably Family Nereididae. It wriggled frantically to escape from the clamshell.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

April 19, 2019 12:01 PM PDT

Description

These red seaweeds confused us. The tallest is about 2" tall. There were only three, and we'd never seen anything like them. Not Halosaccion glandiforme. The range is wrong, but maybe Halosaccion firmum (Flattened Sea Sacs)? Do you know @hfb?

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What

Mottled Star Evasterias troschelii

Observer

wendy5

Date

April 19, 2019 12:10 PM PDT

Description

This dark turquoise Evasterias troschelii (Mottled Star) was a beautiful color, but underwater with fast-flowing current, so difficult to photograph. We saw five healthy Mottled Stars here today.

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

wendy5

Date

April 19, 2019 12:15 PM PDT

Description

We noticed how perfect the patterns on this Pisaster ochraceus (Purple Star) were. It was underwater, so difficult to properly photograph, due to currents. We saw about 15 healthy Ochre Stars here today.

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What

Sharpnose Sculpin Clinocottus acuticeps

Observer

wendy5

Date

April 19, 2019 12:34 PM PDT

Description

This fish was a little >1" long, but quite wide for a Tidepool Sculpin. It was not in a tide pool, but in swiftly moving water due to a very strong current.

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Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus

Observer

wendy5

Date

April 19, 2019 02:16 PM PDT

Description

A pair of Spotted Towhee live in our garden. They are usually foraging on the ground, but have learned to use the bird feeder!