13
taxa
1 bird
4 plants
1 chromist
3 other animals
4 mollusks
1
1 life list first

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What

Grainy Hermit Crab Pagurus granosimanus

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 17, 2019 11:44 AM PDT

Description

I think this tiny pair may be juvenile Pagurus granosimanus (Grainyhand Hermit). I've seen others with yellow legs that I've wondered the same question...

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Flattop Crab Petrolisthes eriomerus

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 17, 2019 11:48 AM PDT

Description

Many Petrolisthes eriomerus (Flattop Crab) were huddled under rocks during the minus tide

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Turkish Towel Chondracanthus exasperatus

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 17, 2019 11:57 AM PDT

Description

Chondracanthus exasperatus (Turkish Towel) was battered by the waves

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Observer

wendy5

Date

July 17, 2019 12:19 PM PDT

Description

I think this is Prionitis sternbergii (Bleachweed aka Broad Iodine Seaweed), but much lusher than usual

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Sea Belt Saccharina latissima

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 17, 2019 12:21 PM PDT

Description

I think this is Pleurophycus gardneri (Broad-rib Kelp), giant blades up to 12' long, massed along the beach during the minus tide

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Lewis's Moon Snail Neverita lewisii

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 17, 2019 12:32 PM PDT

Description

There were dozens of egg cases of the Neverita lewisii (Lewis€'s Moon Snail), and several clamshells with drilled holes, but only one empty shell, and no live snails visible during the minus tide. The second photo shows a close up of one case.

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Pacific Geoduck Panopea generosa

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 17, 2019 12:36 PM PDT

Description

I'm not sure what kind of clam was spouting sea water near me. The larger siphon was about an inch across, and the smaller 1/2" across.

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Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 17, 2019 12:47 PM PDT

Description

A pair of Black Oystercatchers were on the beach during the minus tide. This one was foraging, the other had her beak tucked under her wing for a nap.

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Marsh Jaumea Jaumea carnosa

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 17, 2019 01:15 PM PDT

Description

Jaumea carnosa (Marsh Jaumea) in full bloom along the beach during the minus tide.

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Big-head Sedge Carex macrocephala

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 17, 2019 01:17 PM PDT

Description

Carex macrocephala (Large-headed Sedge) on the sand.

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Sitka Periwinkle Littorina sitkana

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 17, 2019 01:25 PM PDT

Description

The very tiny Littorina sitkana (Sitka Periwinkle) atop even smaller barnacles

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Checkered Periwinkle Littorina scutulata

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 17, 2019 01:27 PM PDT

Description

The very tiny Littorina scutulata (Checkered Periwinkle) covered in algae. Each is about 1/4" long. I wonder if those are eggs on the shell of the one in the first photo?

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Yellow Shore Crab Hemigrapsus oregonensis

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 17, 2019 01:35 PM PDT

Description

A colorful and very small Hemigrapsus oregonensis