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maxvnicolai

Date

October 19, 2015 02:25 PM PDT

Description

Identification based partly on color. Collected along with similar specimens in an otter trawl.

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Barnacle Nudibranch Onchidoris bilamellata

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maxvnicolai

Date

November 23, 2015 03:09 PM PST

Description

Adult, around 4cm in diameter.

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Sulphur Boring Sponge Cliona celata

Observer

maxvnicolai

Date

December 7, 2015 01:33 PM PST

Description

The only example I've noticed on these docks, despite checking them fairly often. Identification seems straightforward, but I could be wrong.

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Lined Chiton Tonicella lineata

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maxvnicolai

Date

December 7, 2015 01:14 PM PST

Description

One of four specimens observed today, picked out for interesting color variation.

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Date

December 7, 2015 01:36 PM PST

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Sea Anemones Family Actiniidae

Observer

maxvnicolai

Date

December 7, 2015 01:23 PM PST

Description

Observed tucked inside a tire on the sheltered side of the dock.

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maxvnicolai

Date

December 7, 2015 01:18 PM PST

Description

Observed tucked among barnacles on one of the more densely populated tires.

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Bristly Tunicate Boltenia villosa

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maxvnicolai

Date

December 7, 2015 01:20 PM PST

Description

Near top center, spiked. Found in cluster of other species.

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Kelp Lace Bryozoan Membranipora membranacea

Observer

maxvnicolai

Date

December 7, 2015 01:15 PM PST

Description

Small incrustation past tip of finger.

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Spotted Leopard Dorid Diaulula odonoghuei

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maxvnicolai

Date

December 7, 2015 01:22 PM PST

Description

Pale specimen, observed inside tire hung off dock.

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maxvnicolai

Date

December 7, 2015 01:27 PM PST

Description

At center, somewhat obscured.

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Water Plantains and Allies Order Alismatales

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maxvnicolai

Date

December 7, 2015 01:15 PM PST

Description

Single, isolated example growing off dockside tire.

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Yellow Encrusting Sponge Myxilla lacunosa

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maxvnicolai

Date

December 7, 2015 01:08 PM PST

Description

A bright, spongy cluster, characteristic of a sponge found along the dock. Fairly confident in I.D., but could always use clarification from someone more knowledgable about sponges.

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maxvnicolai

Date

December 7, 2015 01:25 PM PST

Description

Dark coloration and patterning lead me towards bongardiana, but not certain.

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Bread-crumb Sponge Halichondria panicea

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maxvnicolai

Date

December 7, 2015 01:08 PM PST

Description

Coloration and prominent oscula support identification, but I'd appreciate verification.

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Sea Lettuce Ulva lactuca

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maxvnicolai

Date

December 7, 2015 01:16 PM PST

Description

Bright, green, thin. Grew in small clumps.

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maxvnicolai

Date

December 7, 2015 01:24 PM PST

Description

Light coloration and shading, small-around five centimeters in diameter.

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maxvnicolai

Date

December 7, 2015 01:18 PM PST

Description

Juvenile, one of several observed off side of dock.

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Northern Hairy Chiton Mopalia kennerleyi

Observer

maxvnicolai

Date

December 7, 2015 01:35 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Nuttall's Cockle Clinocardium nuttallii

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maxvnicolai

Date

November 23, 2015 08:51 PM PST

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Bent-Nosed Clam Macoma nasuta

Observer

maxvnicolai

Date

November 23, 2015 08:26 PM PST

Description

Found digging in False Bay at low tide.

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Rockweed Fucus distichus

Observer

maxvnicolai

Date

November 23, 2015 09:19 PM PST

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Black Leather Chiton Katharina tunicata

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maxvnicolai

Date

November 23, 2015 09:21 PM PST

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Stiff-footed Sea Cucumber Eupentacta quinquesemita

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maxvnicolai

Date

November 23, 2015 03:13 PM PST

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Rough Keyhole Limpet Diodora aspera

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maxvnicolai

Date

November 23, 2015 03:12 PM PST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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maxvnicolai

Date

November 23, 2015 02:55 PM PST

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Shiny Red Sea Squirt Cnemidocarpa finmarkiensis

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maxvnicolai

Date

November 23, 2015 03:07 PM PST

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Green Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis

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maxvnicolai

Date

November 23, 2015 03:04 PM PST

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maxvnicolai

Date

November 23, 2015 03:04 PM PST

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Spiny Scallop Chlamys hastata

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maxvnicolai

Date

November 23, 2015 03:00 PM PST
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