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Mountain Lion Puma concolor

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garth_harwood

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February 10, 2020 09:44 AM PST

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Earshell Slug Testacella haliotidea

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sebastianayala1

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January 22, 2020 09:00 AM UTC

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Earshell Slug Testacella haliotidea

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andym

Date

December 20, 2014

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Yup.

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Small Pointed Snail Cochlicella barbara

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cullen

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February 12, 2015 12:01 PM PST

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cedric_lee

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February 20, 2021 07:43 AM PST

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Northern Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium gnoma

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truthseqr

Date

July 23, 2017 07:42 AM PDT

Description

I was watching a tiny hummingbird (approx. 1" tall) perched on a limb. Then, all of a sudden, I noticed this pygmy owl sitting on an adjacent branch looking straight at me with its bright yellow eyes. It was about the size of my fist (4" x 2.5"). Its belly was white; its head and back were brown.

These are terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad photos. The owl looks like a blob. I forgot my camera battery, so I was reduced to using my old cellphone camera, which takes awful pictures. A one-in-a-million chance and I blew it. 😢 This is only the 2nd time in my life I've seen an owl in the wild.

In addition to the hummingbird and owl, there were two Bewick's wrens and a couple of smaller birds in the same tree.

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Northern Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium gnoma

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jmaughn

Date

February 19, 2021 02:47 PM PST

Description

This one's been a long time coming...

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American Mink Neovison vison

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hasfitz5

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January 26, 2021 12:49 PM PST

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American Mink Neovison vison

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sgbraden

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January 21, 2021 10:04 AM UTC

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kueda

Date

February 15, 2021 02:20 PM PST

Description

3-5 mm long, under a rock in serpentine chaparral. There were also ants under the rock that I idiotically didn't photograph. They were more like 8mm long and glossy (not argentines, not Prenelops, didn't really look like Camponotus, but I'm terrible with ants). Note to self: in the future. photograph any ants you see with pseudoscorpions.

All handheld shots with the Laowa 5x.

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neilmcdaniel

Date

April 12, 2019 09:31 AM PDT

Description

This nudibranch appears to be quite particular about its prey and is most often found feeding on the polyps of the large hydroid Zyzzyzus rubusidaeus. This hydroid is found only in strongly current-swept habitats and is most abundant in Weynton Passage, near Port McNeill, BC. The second picture shows several nudibranchs attacking the polyps and a deposit of their eggs near the base of the hydroids.

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Enosima Aeolid Sakuraeolis enosimensis

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josylai

Date

February 7, 2021 02:00 PM AWST

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Enosima Aeolid Sakuraeolis enosimensis

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josylai

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February 7, 2021 01:55 PM AWST

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Black-and-gold Sapsucking Slug Cyerce nigricans

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maractwin

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March 2, 2009 02:37 PM EST

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maractwin

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March 7, 2009 08:35 PM EST

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neilmcdaniel

Date

March 1, 2002

Description

Reaches 5 cm long. Usually found on soft mud habitats. Relatively uncommon.

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zahnerphoto

Date

March 20, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

Description

This appears similar to Okenia sp. 1 on page 126 of "Caribbean Sea Slugs"

Approx 2mm in length, 38' depth

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temminicki

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January 15, 2021 07:13 PM PST

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erin317

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January 30, 2021 03:31 AM UTC

Description

The 3rd picture is the underside.

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neilmcdaniel

Date

May 10, 1990

Description

Reaches 3 cm long. Found on soft mud habitat in shallow water (5 to 10 m deep). Appears to eat small hydroids.

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jmaughn

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January 28, 2021 09:27 PM PST

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California Tiger Salamander Ambystoma californiense

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jmaughn

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January 28, 2021 08:10 PM PST

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Sea Lemons and Allies Superfamily Doridoidea

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glf

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April 11, 2009 12:40 PM PDT

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California Tiger Salamander Ambystoma californiense

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tiwane

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January 27, 2021 08:27 PM PST

Description

Derp.

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Dented Peninsula Snail Helminthoglypta stiversiana ssp. miwoka

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tlawson

Date

January 17, 2021 03:30 PM PST

Description

Empty shells observed beneath low shrubs and granite rocks. Many were broken from being preyed upon by birds or rodents. These were more diminutive than normal H. stiversiana.

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Bronze Shoulderband Snail Helminthoglypta arrosa

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chilipossum

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January 21, 2021 10:10 PM UTC

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Nocturnal Velvet Ants Tribe Sphaeropthalmini

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finatic

Date

October 16, 2020 07:16 PM PDT

Description

Restricted access location and after hours permit graciously provided by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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California Pink Glowworm Microphotus angustus

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kueda

Date

June 26, 2016 10:59 PM PDT

Description

"An insect made in the 80s" according to one member of our party. Despite spending some time trying to get the exposure right to capture the glow and the animal, I still failed to get the head in focus. Oi.

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Parajulid Millipedes Family Parajulidae

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kueda

Date

January 19, 2021 09:17 PM PST

Description

What are the modified second pair of legs called and what is their function? They're not the gonopods, they're back on segment 8 (or is it 7?).

I believe I encountered these two after mating as they were facing each other and more tightly coiled before I was able to get my camera set up. The male was touching the female with its antennae and first pair of legs, and maybe the weird second legs, but the gonopods seemed to be folded back.

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herbwilson

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August 1, 1974 10:00 AM EDT

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thiebaud

Date

January 16, 2021 02:05 PM PST

Description

Eating a sea pen!

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madhipp11

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January 11, 2021 09:28 AM AKST

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Monarch Danaus plexippus

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seaslugin

Date

January 14, 2021 02:39 PM PST

Description

On Verbena “de la Mina” male, air temp 72F

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merav

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November 21, 2020 03:06 PM PST

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Green Aeolis Diaphoreolis viridis

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jeffgoddard

Date

July 24, 2017 02:49 AM PDT

Description

About 7 mm long.

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lutea11

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January 10, 2021 01:54 PM PST

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ianmanning

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January 10, 2021 03:32 PM AST

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madhipp11

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January 3, 2021 01:30 PM AKST

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madhipp11

Date

December 7, 2020 11:26 AM AKST

Description

The Dendronotus are all over the harbors for the last couple days. Does D. rufus have multiple color variations? Some appear typical D. rufus, others have pink/maroon bodies w/ white dorsal stripe, and some have maroon bodies covered with white spots. I'm posting photos of several variations for comparison.

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madhipp11

Date

December 7, 2020 11:37 AM AKST

Description

The Dendronotus are all over the harbors for the last couple days. Does D. rufus have multiple color variations? Some appear typical D. rufus, others have pink/maroon bodies w/ white dorsal stripe, and some have maroon bodies covered with white spots. I'm posting photos of several variations for comparison.

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Lone Star Tick Amblyomma americanum

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wildlandblogger

Date

August 12, 2020 10:07 AM CDT

Description

a few of the many seed ticks removed from our clothing today

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Monarch Danaus plexippus

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seaslugin

Date

December 31, 2020 01:24 PM PST

Description

On base of tropical milkweed, 1 of 2. 10Jan2020 update, both still in good condition. Final update 05Feb2021: looked non-viable (brown) on 30Jan2021, was close to the ground, all dead leaves under the plant had been removed, and it is now gone.

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Mackerel Sharks Family Lamnidae

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jmaughn

Date

December 30, 2020 04:30 PM PST

Description

Fossil from the Purisima Formation, Early Pliocene.

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Shoulderband Snails Genus Helminthoglypta

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kestrel

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December 30, 2020 12:33 PM PST

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Freckled Ancula Ancula lentiginosa

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alex_bairstow

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May 9, 2020 06:26 AM PDT

Description

x4 seen this morning

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andyvelvel

Date

December 29, 2020

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Nudibranquio visto en Cabo Pulmo, en el arrecife de El Bajo

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craigahoover

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November 11, 2020 09:37 AM PST

Description

Cerberilla pungoarena was located on sandy substrate at a depth of 55 feet. Lengths were 2 cm. Water temperature was 52 degrees F.

There are two animals in this image. The genital mass of each is protruding and the individual on the left is depositing a white line of substance on the dorsum of the right individual. I hypothesize that this is ovoposition (egg laying). The other individual proceeded to reciprocate the behavior.

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Cherry Plum Mining Bee Andrena cerasifolii

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jkehoe

Date

February 22, 2020

Description

A female Andrena cerasifolii browsing on California buckwheat in a private garden.

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selwynq

Date

May 20, 2020 05:12 PM PDT

Description

Found in Clay Mariposa Lily (Calochortus argillosus)

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Oarfish Regalecus glesne

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phastings

Date

September 14, 2015

Description

Oarfish stranded in La Jolla Cove

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underwaterpat

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December 26, 2020 07:55 PM PST

Description

About 4cm body length

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underwaterpat

Date

December 12, 2020 12:27 PM PST

Description

This is for the scale wiorm (?) crawling on the back of this Dirona picta nudibranch. It seemed like the nudibranch was in distress, or at least uncormfortable, as it was hanging off its foot and swaying in the current. Snapped a picture and checked it back at ome and noticed the hitchhiker crawling on its back

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underwaterpat

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December 25, 2020 03:35 PM PST

Description

Rosacea or Praya, missing swimming bell

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underwaterpat

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December 25, 2020 03:53 PM PST

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Handful

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lutea11

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May 3, 2014 06:50 AM PDT

Description

with eggs

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jessnguyens

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December 21, 2020 09:54 AM +11

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jeffgoddard

Date

June 7, 2004 09:40 AM PDT

Description

Undescribed species, 22 mm long. I spotted this specimen on its flat, coiled egg mass (also see 2nd image) on a pebble grabbed with gray mud from 186 m depth off Cape Alava, WA while on a cruise of the NOAA Ship McArthur II in June 2004. The translucent dorsum was finely scabrous to the touch. The 4th image is an SEM, made by Sandra Millen, of some of its radular teeth. Sandra confirmed this as an undescribed species and last I heard had been well along in describing it. The first three images were scanned from prints from 35 mm film.

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Mimic Dorid Baptodoris mimetica

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craigahoover

Date

August 14, 2010 01:52 PM PDT

Description

This dorid was located on reef at a depth of 40 feet. Length was between 2-3 cm. Water temperature was 49 degrees F.

Note that this animal has 6 yellow tubercles, 3 on each side of the dorsum between the rhinophores and the branchial plume. A specimen was found at the LA County of Natural History with these same yellow tubercles mixed with a lot of Doriopsilla albopunctata. That specimen had oral tentacles, so presumably this individual also has oral tentacles. This feature excludes this animal from the genus Doriopsilla. It is possible that this is Baptodoris mimetica if the feature of these yellow tubercles is sometimes present and other times absent in this species, but I suggest that anatomical and DNA study be performed before identifying this animal as B. mimetica. The other possibility is that this is an undescribed rare yellow dorid that mimics D. albopunctata, D. fulva and B. mimetica.

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Lion's Mane Nudibranch Melibe leonina

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karoche88

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April 19, 2020 11:30 PM PDT

Description

Found swimming at surface.

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lutea11

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March 9, 2014 01:10 PM PDT

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reddish cerata

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sitkaconnor

Date

December 12, 2020 06:51 PM AKST

Description

I think.

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Janna's Dorid Knoutsodonta jannae

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kayakmak

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December 14, 2020 09:57 AM HST

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sitkaconnor

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December 14, 2020 08:29 PM AKST

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Three-color Polycera Polycera tricolor

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shireen

Date

December 7, 2020 01:21 AM UTC

Description

Body of a three lined, but the black speckles like a hedgepethi

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madhipp11

Date

December 8, 2020 08:24 AM AKST

Description

The Dendronotus are all over the harbors for the last couple days. Does D. rufus have multiple color variations? Some appear typical D. rufus, others have pink/maroon bodies w/ white dorsal stripe, and some have maroon bodies covered with white spots. I'm posting photos of several variations for comparison.

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madhipp11

Date

December 8, 2020 12:38 PM AKST

Description

The Dendronotus are all over the harbors for the last couple days. Does D. rufus have multiple color variations? Some appear typical D. rufus, others have pink/maroon bodies w/ white dorsal stripe, and some have maroon bodies covered with white spots. I'm posting photos of several variations for comparison.

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craigahoover

Date

January 22, 2013 02:31 PM PST

Description

Tritonia exsulans was located on sandy substrate at a depth of 50 feet. Length was 5 cm. Water temperature was 50 degrees F.

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tgosliner

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June 6, 2005 09:35 AM PDT

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fabiology

Date

September 13, 2020 11:24 AM -05

Description

Originalmente lo subí como Hypselodoris lapizlazuli..pero resulta que ese nombre ya estaba desactualizado entonces lo volví a poner. Tenía aproximadamente 3cm de largo y se encontraba desplazándose en un sustrato rocoso a 7m de profundidad

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Purple Ribbon Worm Paranemertes peregrina

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garmonb0zia

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November 28, 2020 01:33 PM PST

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California Blue Dorid Felimare californiensis

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maxbottomtime

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November 22, 2020 10:32 AM PST

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Wetsalts Tiger Beetle Cicindela haemorrhagica

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July 25, 2020 03:08 PM PDT

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Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus

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ericalsf

Date

November 10, 2020 12:51 PM PST

Description

A first for me! Very excited.
This beautiful little guy or girl was just passing through on its way to warmer wintering grounds most likely. I have checked many times as have dozens of other interested birders but there have been no further sightings.
This is the same species of Owl which they recently saved from the Rockefeller Christmas tree:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/19/us/rockefeller-christmas-tree-owl-trnd/index.html

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White-lined Dirona Dirona albolineata

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leftcoaster

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November 4, 2020 06:44 PM PST

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terrapin

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June 21, 2016 11:14 AM CDT

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leftcoaster

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October 21, 2020 09:51 PM PDT

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Nudibranchs Order Nudibranchia

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ohohalio

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October 5, 2020 01:38 PM CDT

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Sea Lemon Doris pseudoargus

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edyoo

Date

October 10, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

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Red Fox Vulpes vulpes

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alvarojaramillo

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October 14, 2020 11:33 PM PDT

Description

Uknown vocalization. At night, animal not seen. Bobcat? Mountain Lion? Gray Fox?

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Animals Kingdom Animalia

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mharamati

Date

October 14, 2020 09:03 AM EDT

Description

There are two in the photo. The end of the thinner one was the width of only a few strands of hair. It was moving and probing the board at the time the photo was taken. The smaller one looked a little like a moving udon noodle. Photo is on a 2x6” board laid out by workmen in the area. A third one of these is partially visible in the second photo, bottom left, end stretched far out.

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San Diego Dorid Diaulula sandiegensis

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passiflora4

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July 21, 2020 05:20 AM PDT

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shireen

Date

September 19, 2020

Description

It looks like a Macfarlands, but much lighter without the middle strip. The rhinophores and gills are much darker.

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Opalescent Nudibranch Hermissenda opalescens

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thiebaud

Date

October 2, 2020 08:09 PM PDT

Place

Redondo (Google, OSM)

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heinejens

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October 3, 2020 11:56 AM SAST

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Milde's Tarantula-hawk Wasp Pepsis mildei

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blossomdearie

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August 26, 2020 07:24 PM PDT

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Thisbe's Tarantula-hawk Wasp Pepsis thisbe

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tombrookshire

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September 19, 2020 07:32 PM PDT

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Asian Lady Beetle Harmonia axyridis

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johnmorgan

Date

June 2, 2018 10:16 PM CDT

Description

If anybody can offer other ID on this, it would be appreciated. It is obviously a bicolored beetle.

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thiebaud

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November 25, 2018 03:44 PM PST

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Boom Islet (Google, OSM)

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lemurdillo

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September 12, 2016 10:06 AM PDT

Description

Dive at Titlow, just south of the Tacoma Narrows bridge. Max depth 14 m

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Concave Longhorn-Cuckoo Triepeolus concavus

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abramestrada

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July 26, 2020 07:59 PM PDT

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Bignose Galaxias Galaxias macronasus

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ciaranc

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November 20, 2013 10:06 AM NZDT

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Zebra Doris Felimare zebra

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tgosliner

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June 17, 2009 02:13 PM PDT

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tgosliner

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June 16, 2009 02:09 PM PDT

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Blue-and-black Mining Bee Andrena nigrocaerulea

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catchang

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April 3, 2020 03:50 PM PDT

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August 19, 2020 07:22 AM PDT

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sea-kangaroo

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September 13, 2020 03:29 PM PDT

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Hammerhead Doto Doto amyra

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divindk

Date

August 21, 2020 12:50 PM PDT

Description

Underwater Photography by Douglas Klug Santa Barbara, CA

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Death Valley Pupfish Cyprinodon salinus

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tgosliner

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May 8, 2005 07:34 AM PDT

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afelix

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May 30, 2019 12:22 PM MST

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Striped Nudibranch Armina californica

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craigahoover

Date

August 30, 2020 11:07 AM PDT

Description

Armina californica was located in a submarine canyon on sandy substrate at a depth between 20-40 feet. Length was between 2-4 cm. Water temperature was 51 degrees F.

Note that this animal was found on Renilla koellikeri, a known food source.