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Sweet Potato Sea Cucumber Molpadia arenicola

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

January 27, 2013 03:59 PM PST

Description

Caudina arenicola, a new one for us. Ziggy and Will found a pair washed into shallow tidepools at Naples. Unlike most sea cucumbers, this species lacks tube feet. It lives partially buried in sand, which it ingests for detritus and associated microbes. The 2nd image shows its feeding tentacles.

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Lion's Mane Nudibranch Melibe leonina

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

August 31, 2011 09:04 AM PDT

Description

Laid by Melibe leonina. Found on a blade of drift Macrocystis at Naples.

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California Two-spot Octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

May 22, 2012 06:00 AM PDT

Description

Same individual against different backgrounds.

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California Two-spot Octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

October 16, 2016 07:01 PM PDT

Description

Students with Octopus bimaculoides in a tidepool at Naples.

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California Two-spot Octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

May 23, 2015 08:52 AM PDT

Description

Two-spot octopus with her brood, underneath an intertidal cobble at Naples. She's been with it for a month now and was half the reason I wanted to see if Naples had been affected by the Refugio oil spill on May 19th (save for some oiled pelicans, it had not).

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California Marginella Volvarina taeniolata

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

December 4, 2009

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Western Spiny Brittle Star Ophiothrix spiculata

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

March 30, 2011 03:02 PM PDT

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jeffgoddard

Date

April 30, 2010 07:24 AM PDT

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Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

February 4, 2011

Description

Underside of a low intertidal cobble.

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Picken's Dorid Doris pickensi

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

February 4, 2011 05:33 PM PST

Description

Found as is, mating on the underside of a low intertidal cobble.

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Hilton's Aeolid Phidiana hiltoni

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

December 1, 2009

Description

One of 7 total specimens found on this date.

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White Smooth-horn Dorid Conualevia alba

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

December 1, 2009

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San Diego Dorid Diaulula sandiegensis

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

May 5, 2011 11:21 AM PDT

Description

20 mm long; 2nd specimen pictured 12.5 mm long.

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San Diego Dorid Diaulula sandiegensis

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

February 12, 2011

Description

13 mm long; 2nd specimen pictured was 14 mm long.

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Single-stalk Aeolis Babakina festiva

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

January 10, 2010

Description

18 mm long.

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Chan's Dorid Hallaxa chani

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

October 18, 2009 10:20 AM PDT

Description

5.5 mm long; the only specimen of this species I have found at Naples. This one is unusual for the close proximity of the rhinophore pockets.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

May 22, 2012 06:34 AM PDT

Description

Great Blue Heron, laser focus.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

February 28, 2014 06:42 AM PST

Description

Sequence showing it manipulating and ingesting what appears appears to be a giant kelpfish, Heterostichous rostratus.

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Sunburst Anemone Anthopleura sola

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

March 4, 2012 04:47 PM PST

Description

Anthopleura sola, presumably with symbiotic zoochlorellae but not zooxanthellae, in a tidepool at Naples. Natural lighting.

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California Aglaja Navanax inermis

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

February 19, 2015 02:44 PM PST

Description

Aside from those cool eyespots and colors, Navanax is loaded with sensory bristles on the head folds and the up-curved, tentacles on either side of the mouth. These are used in contact chemoreception, first in trail-following, then in setting up the suctorial feeding response seen in the video linked below. Each bristle is apparently a tight bundle of cilia, connected to the nervous system.

Video: https://www.flickr.com/photos/34486353@N07/16587010565

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Giant Sea Star Pisaster giganteus

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

April 30, 2010 01:26 PM PDT

Description

Aboral surface of the seastar, Pisaster giganteus, found under an intertidal cobble at Ellwood this morning.

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Bat Star Patiria miniata

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

April 14, 2018 04:14 PM PDT

Description

Juvenile bat stars, Patiria miniata.

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Moss Crab Loxorhynchus crispatus

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

December 14, 2013 02:24 PM PST

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Blind Goby Typhlogobius californiensis

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

January 17, 2015 01:48 PM PST

Description

Typhlogobius californiensis, commensal with the tidepool ghost shrimp.

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Tidepool Ghost Shrimp Neotrypaea biffari

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

January 17, 2015 01:43 PM PST

Description

Neotrypaea affinis, found with its commensal blind goby underneath a cobble in the tide pools at Naples.

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

February 12, 2011 01:14 PM PST

Description

San Miguel Island on the horizon.

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California Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis ssp. californicus

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

November 15, 2013 03:32 PM PST

Description

Flood tide at Naples.

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

November 15, 2013 03:35 PM PST

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California Seahare Aplysia californica

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

April 22, 2015 08:09 AM PDT

Description

Aplysia californica, Naples.

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Lumpy Rubble Crab Paraxanthias taylori

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

March 11, 2017 07:38 PM PST

Description

Paraxanthias taylori, 9 mm across the carapace.

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