5
taxa
1 plant
1 ray-finned fish
1 insect
1 other animal
1 mollusk

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Orange Honeysuckle Lonicera ciliosa

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 18, 2019 09:56 AM PDT

Description

Lonicera ciliosa (Orange Honeysuckle) is in bloom now.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

May 18, 2019 09:58 AM PDT

Description

No idea what this 1/2" insect is, even after looking through every page of my field guide. The first photo shows bumps down its back. It has six legs, and the macro lens photos show furry/spiky feet and bumps. I think its head is in front in the first photo. I believe the plant it's sitting on is Ambrosia chamissonis, in a sand dune, a few yards from the beach.

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High Cockscomb Anoplarchus purpurescens

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 18, 2019 10:44 AM PDT

Description

This 5" fish might be a Xiphister mucosus (Rock Prickleback)? It seems too wide for a gunnel and has the dark lines by its eyes. A boy found it under a rock during the minus tide. @bluediver @mac-e @paul_norwood ?

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Spotted Leopard Dorid Diaulula odonoghuei

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 18, 2019 10:48 AM PDT

Description

A 2" Diaulula odonoghuei (Leopard Dorid) was under a rock during the minus tide.

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Red Rock Crab Cancer productus

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 18, 2019 10:58 AM PDT

Description

A male Cancer productus (Red Rock Crab) grasping a much smaller female, apparently prior to her molting when they can mate.