15
taxa
3 birds
1 plant
2 insects
2 ray-finned fishes
5 other animals
2 mollusks

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Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2019 10:26 AM PDT

Description

I am not sure about this ID, maybe Rhynchozoon rostratum (Yellow Encrusting Bryozoan)? It's pinkish as well as yellowish, and very common on rocks only visible during the minus tides.

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Tidepool Sculpin Oligocottus maculosus

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2019 10:29 AM PDT

Description

A green 3" Oligocottus maculosus (Tidepool Sculpin) in a tidepool during the minus tide

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Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2019 10:37 AM PDT

Description

This demosponge is abundant along this coast, and this 10" one was much darker and oranger than most, which are usually beige.

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Spiral Tube Worms Subfamily Spirorbinae

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2019 10:54 AM PDT

Description

During the -1.7 tide, I found these tiny tubeworms on a large boulder facing the sea-- Subfamily Spirorbinae, member of serpulids; maybe Pileolaria spp. (Dwarf Calcareous Tubeworms)

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2019 10:59 AM PDT

Description

While I was walking along the beach, six flocks of Canada Geese flew overhead, going south.

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Red Dorid Rostanga pulchra

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2019 11:06 AM PDT

Description

A textbook example of Rostanga pulchra (Red Sponge Nudibranch ) with eggs on red encrusting sponge!

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Northern Clingfish Gobiesox maeandricus

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2019 11:13 AM PDT

Description

A Gobiesox maeandricus (Northern Clingfish) during the minus tide

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Brooding Anemone Epiactis prolifera

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2019 11:19 AM PDT

Description

This small 1" Epiactis prolifera (Proliferating Anemone) has many babies attached

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Aggregating Anemone Anthopleura elegantissima

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2019 12:12 PM PDT

Description

Hundreds of the Anthopleura elegantissima (Pink-tipped Anemone) had this orange substance, just like we found on a beach ten miles south in July. I thought they were spawning, someone else suggested poop, but a marine biologist on iNaturalist explained that it is probably partially digested food. (They can spawn at the same time, but not poop all at once.) Interesting!

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Nuttall's Cockle Clinocardium nuttallii

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2019 12:44 PM PDT

Description

A young cockle, about 1" long.

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Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2019 01:03 PM PDT

Description

Three Mew Gulls were on the beach.

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Sea Sandwort Honckenya peploides

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2019 01:16 PM PDT

Description

I just started noticing the lovely Honkenya peploides (Seabeach Sandwort) recently, and fortunately a friend today knew the ID.

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Seaweed Flies Genus Fucellia

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2019 01:28 PM PDT

Description

Hundreds of Genus Fucellia (Seaweed Flies) were eating the kelp washed ashore.

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Darners Family Aeshnidae

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2019 01:30 PM PDT

Description

We were surprised to find a dragonfly on the beach! Maybe Pantala hymenaea (Spot-winged Glider)?

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Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2019 01:40 PM PDT

Description

A solitary juvenile Molothrus ater (Brown-headed Cowbird) with its long wings was on the beach