15
taxa
13 other animals
1 ray-finned fish
1 plant

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wendy5

Date

June 4, 2019 09:55 AM PDT

Description

One of about four Aequorea victoria (Water Jelly) I noticed. THis was about 2" across.

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Rockweed Isopod Pentidotea wosnesenskii

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 4, 2019 09:57 AM PDT

Description

A sole Pentidotea wosnesenskii (Rockweed isopod) on kelp

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Greater Moon Jelly Aurelia labiata

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 4, 2019 10:03 AM PDT

Description

The only Aurelia labiata (Greater Moon Jelly) I saw, about 2" across.

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Red Rock Crab Cancer productus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 4, 2019 10:06 AM PDT

Description

Cancer productus (Red Rock Crab) are abundant in this area, and I saw at least four pairs embracing prior to the female's molt and mating

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Lacy Crust Bryozoan Membranipora villosa

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 4, 2019 10:08 AM PDT

Description

The Membranipora villosa (Kelp-encrusting Bryozoan) was abundant in this area, covering many large kelp fronds. This area covered in bryozoan is about 2' across.

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Pacific Staghorn Sculpin Leptocottus armatus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 4, 2019 10:32 AM PDT

Description

This 2" Leptocottus armatus (Pacific Staghorn Sculpin) posed repeatedly for me, from every angle.

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Wine-Glass Hydroids Genus Obelia

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 4, 2019 10:40 AM PDT

Description

Obelia spp. (Wine-glass Hydroids) were abundant today, the only hydroids I saw.

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 4, 2019 10:48 AM PDT

Description

Pisaster ochraceus (Ochre Star) with juvenile Evasterias troschelii (Mottled Star).

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Northern Kelp Crab Pugettia producta

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 4, 2019 10:50 AM PDT

Description

One of two Pugettia producta (Northern Kelp Crab) I noticed during the minus tide.

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Mottled Star Evasterias troschelii

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 4, 2019 11:01 AM PDT

Description

Evasterias troschelii (Mottled Star) seem to have taken over this area after the decline of Pisaster ochraceus. I counted over 30 today, on a beach completely covered in kelp. There must be many more. They were many colors. This 12" across was the brightest of the orange ones I saw.

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Graceful Decorator Crab Oregonia gracilis

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 4, 2019 11:12 AM PDT

Description

A completely decorated Oregonia gracilis (Graceful Decorator Crab)

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Grape Tongue Cryptopleura ruprechtiana

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 4, 2019 11:21 AM PDT

Description

Cryptopleura during the minus tide

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Fringed Filament Worm Dodecaceria fewkesi

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 4, 2019 11:36 AM PDT

Description

Dodecaceria fewkesi (Fringed Filament Worm) were visible during the -2.5 tide. This photo was taken with a macro lens.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

June 4, 2019 12:10 PM PDT

Description

This 1" critter might be a Peramphithoe humeralis (Kelp-dwelling Sea Flea)?

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Graceful Kelp Crab Pugettia gracilis

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 4, 2019 12:11 PM PDT

Description

A slightly decorated 1" Pugettia gracilis (Graceful Kelp Crab) wandered and tumbled about during the minus tide.

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