Here's another Tonicella lineata (Lined Chiton), found under a rock during the minus tide.
This 6" empty tube is from a Spiochaetopterus costarum (Jointed Three-section Tubeworm), found on the beach at low tide.
We saw two healthy juvenile Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Stars), larger than the 4" juveniles I've been seeing lately. This one was about 7" across.
We saw about a dozen healthy, mature Pisaster ochraceus (Ochre Stars) today during the minus tide.
This is a beautiful Petrolisthes eriomerus (Flattop Crab) with a 1" carapace, a porcelain crab identified with its blue joints. It was under a rock during a minus tide.
Here are two Onchidoris bilamellata (Barnacle-eating Nudibranchs) with eggs, found under a rock during a minus tide.
or critnita? - Female
Found under debris on ground. Made hissing type sounds when disturbed.
How can you tell the difference between the two species???
Could these be the eggs of the Shaggy Mouse Nudibranch (Aeolidia papillosa)? The whole cluster is just about an inch across, found under a rock and photographed during a minus tide with a macro lens.
Trovato dietro le imposte del terrazzo di casa (il corpo era lungo quasi 60 mm e l'avambraccio sui 35 - 40 mm)
I think this may be a Notocomplana spp. (Intertidal Flatworm). It was about 2"long and discovered on a rock during the minus tide.
"On the Square" in Lexington TX...
Could not get a photo of the swallows, but enjoyed their noisy show as they flew over 3rd Street in downtown area.
So, took photo of mud nests in awning over sidewalk.
This 4" wide Membranipora villosa (Kelp-encrusting Bryozoan) had some tiny barnacles growing on it, and was fraying a bit, like old lace.
Lots of Metridium senile (Short Plumose Anemone), many hanging upside-down during the minus tide, and a few under water.
This Lophopanopeus bellus (Black-clawed aka Blackclaw Crestleg Crab) was about 1" across and was under a rock with a Pygmy Rock Crab, found during a minus tide.