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Blue Green Chiton Chiton glaucus

Observer

emily_r

Date

October 7, 2014

Place

Hawera (Google, OSM)

Description

A green chiton attached to a half crab. We observed this alien looking commensal beast while undertaking an intertidal survey on the reefs off Hawera. It made us jump when we first turned over the rock.

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

chrbub

Date

July 16, 2019 12:54 PM PDT

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What

Southern Sea Otter Enhydra lutris ssp. nereis

Observer

rmyoshihara

Date

June 14, 2019 05:11 PM PDT

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Argentinian Biddy Biddy Acaena pinnatifida

Observer

bbell

Date

April 7, 2019 01:06 PM PDT

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Long-tailed Semi-Slug Ibycus rachelae

Observer

arnoldwijker

Date

March 11, 2018 08:41 AM CET

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Fraser's Dolphin Lagenodelphis hosei

Observer

colintrainor

Date

September 8, 2013 11:57 AM AEST

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

kueda

Date

June 4, 2018 07:47 PM PDT

Description

Mama turkey settled down with all the kids for the evening. Thanks for the spot, @glenschneider

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Woolly Bluecurls Trichostema lanatum

Observer

chaparral

Date

March 18, 2015 01:57 PM PDT

Description

White woolly blue curls.

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Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

October 24, 2006

Description

Shell in use by hermit crab. Crab has its own observation here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/57509

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Golden Milkcap Lactarius alnicola

Observer

gbentall

Date

January 17, 2018 09:59 AM PST

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Dwarf Teardrop Crab Pelia tumida

Observer

sflax

Date

December 24, 2017 11:42 AM PST

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North American River Otter Lontra canadensis

Observer

paul_norwood

Date

December 19, 2017 10:13 AM AKST

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Northern Kelp Crab Pugettia producta

Observer

paul_norwood

Date

December 19, 2017 10:13 AM AKST

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Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes

Observer

rjadams55

Date

August 29, 2017 04:31 PM PDT

Description

This is one of three Lesser Yellowlegs (on the right) seen at the pond this day with a Greater Yellowlegs to the left. This gives a nice comparison of their sizes and the respective lengths and shapes of their bills.

A complete checklist of birds seen at the pond can be found here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38940882

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What

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

bvant3

Date

March 25, 2016

Description

In protected area at mouth of harbor. several mothers with baby, resting, watched babies nursing, several mothers caught large clams and shared with baby.

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Elongated Violet Snail Janthina umbilicata

Observer

cspirrone

Date

April 2, 2016 01:14 PM PDT

Description

Janthina(?)

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Greenshield Lichens Genus Flavoparmelia

Observer

gbentall

Date

March 7, 2016 04:15 PM PST

Description

The undergrowth of Arctostaphylos hookeri is lush with lichens on this chaparral hillside

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Dark Unicorn Mexacanthina lugubris

Observer

jaykeller

Date

February 20, 2016 03:15 PM PST

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What

Dark Unicorn Mexacanthina lugubris

Observer

jaykeller

Date

October 24, 2015 08:32 AM PDT

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Amanita Mushrooms Genus Amanita

Observer

cherylkershaw

Date

February 20, 2016 12:11 PM PST

Description

Amida mushroom

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

tiwane

Date

February 11, 2016 11:42 AM PST

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What

Humboldt's Flying Squirrel Glaucomys oregonensis

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 5, 2009

Description

This was a project that trapped and released flying squirrels. Ordinarily, you wouldn't see them out flying around during the day.

This squirrel was released, climbed a tree and flew twice, landed on the ground, dug up a truffle and ate most of it, then climbed a tree again and ate the rest.

Quite a show!

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California Cone Californiconus californicus

Observer

finatic

Date

December 6, 2015 12:58 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 8, 2016 04:03 PM PST

Description

This selfie was taken BY THE OCTOPUS, who also took a 90-second mostly-dark video of the inside of its den (with a muffled soundtrack of Alison Young and I laughing hysterically). The octopus grabbed my camera with three tentacles, and grabbed rocks with the others. After a determined tug-of-war that snapped the nylon wrist strap, it carried the camera deep into its den and started pressing buttons with its tentacles. Alison braved beak and tentacles to rescue the camera (the octo was still holding it) - is there anything she won't do for Citizen Science? Thank you Alison!

The alternate photo is the last one I took before the battle - you can see the first tentacle snaking towards the shiny camera...

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Observer

dpom

Date

September 30, 2015 09:07 AM PDT

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Observer

rjadams55

Date

October 9, 2015

Description

I found this snail in Tuolomne County on the trail to the South Grove sequoias at 4650 ft elevation. The habitat was mature pine forest with a scattering of large Big Leaf Maples.

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What

Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea

Observer

greglasley

Date

October 9, 2015

Description

The target of the trip. We probably saw about 20 Ross's Gulls this afternoon in the 2.5 hours of light we had after we arrived. Most were flying very high and quite far away but we have high hopes for closer and better images tomorrow. Several images will be posted here. I was surprised that many of the birds still showed rather pink plumage even at this time of year.

Barrow!? What am I doing in Barrow, Alaska, you ask. Well…it’s like this. I have a friend in Austin named Isaac who is a crazy bird photographer like I am. A couple of months ago he sent me an email saying he wanted to go to Barrow for a long weekend to try to photograph Ross’s Gull, one of the rarest gulls in North America. Apparently the species migrates from Siberia across parts of the Arctic Ocean in early October and sometimes can be seen in numbers in Barrow. I had seen the species once before, in Canada in 1988:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/151409
but I thought, what the heck. Sounds like an adventure. Very few birds will be around in Barrow, but we might see some Ross’s Gulls which is a super fine bird. So, to make a long story short, we left Austin at 7 PM October 8 and 18 hours of airplanes and airports later found ourselves in Barrow, Alaska where it was 24 degrees F., with a 20 mph north wind. Just balmy conditions. We will have two and a half days here before heading home. Yeah, I know…totally insane!

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Observer

kestrel

Date

May 22, 2015 08:21 AM PDT

Description

Four Doriopsilla, one Cadlina?

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What

North American River Otter Lontra canadensis

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 3, 2015

Description

This mother River Otter and her two pups were fishing during the minus tide. When she caught a fish, she wouldn't share with them, but they still kept close to her side.

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