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Aggregating Anemone Anthopleura elegantissima

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heathermarie

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July 2, 2015 07:17 AM PDT

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Purple Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus

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heathermarie

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July 2, 2015 07:21 AM PDT

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heathermarie

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July 2, 2015 07:31 AM PDT

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Checkered Skippers Genus Pyrgus

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jsifuenteswinter

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June 29, 2015 02:43 PM PDT

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Purple Pampas Grass Cortaderia jubata

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jsifuenteswinter

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June 29, 2015 02:05 PM PDT

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Cape ivy Delairea odorata

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jsifuenteswinter

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June 29, 2015 01:44 PM PDT

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Cardinal Meadowhawk Sympetrum illotum

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jsifuenteswinter

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June 29, 2015 01:43 PM PDT

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Copepods Subclass Copepoda

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anudibranchmom

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June 28, 2015 04:22 PM PDT

Description

Parasitic on dead Mola mola. About 1/2" long, vaguely looked like a tiny horseshoe crab with two tiny claws and a bunch of legs on the underside. Photos show dorsal and ventral views, and what it originally looked like on the mola's skin.

Getting any closer to species may be tricky, since there are more than 40 species of mola skin parasites, according to http://www.centralcoastbiodiversity.org/ocean-sunfish-bull-mola-mola.html.

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Ocean Sunfish Mola mola

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anudibranchmom

Date

June 28, 2015 02:46 PM PDT

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Dead juvenile; about 15 pounds. Cause of death unclear but dorsal and anal fins missing, which could indicate sea lion...

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Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus

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anudibranchmom

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June 23, 2015 10:38 AM PDT

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Long-tailed Weasel Mustela frenata

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rjadams55

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May 24, 2015

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Seen as it moved through the coastal scrub on the bluff above the creek mouth.

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Harbor Porpoise Phocoena phocoena

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rjadams55

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August 2, 2014

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This pod of five Harbor Porpoise was seen just outside the Pillar Point Harbor breakwater.

Harbor Porpoise are among the smallest cetaceans in the world with large adults barely reaching six feet in length. They are very shy and frequently all that is seen is a brief look at their distinctive, small, broad dorsal fin as they come to the surface to breath.

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By-the-wind-sailor Velella velella

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rjadams55

Date

May 24, 2015

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Hundreds of thousands of By-the-Wind Sailors (Velella velella), a colonial jellyfish-like creature, had washed up on the beach over the previous few days.

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Twinberry Lonicera involucrata

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elkman22

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June 13, 2015 09:19 AM PDT

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fragrant fritillary Fritillaria liliacea

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kevinhintsa

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March 7, 2005 03:00 PM PST

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From past files .

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American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

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raulagrait

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June 7, 2015 12:22 PM HST

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serpentine leptosiphon Leptosiphon ambiguus

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kevinhintsa

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March 18, 2013 02:05 PM PDT

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From past files .

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raulagrait

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June 7, 2015 09:44 AM HST

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Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis

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anudibranchmom

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June 7, 2015 12:37 PM PDT

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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anudibranchmom

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June 7, 2015 12:32 PM PDT

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West Coast Lady Vanessa annabella

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anudibranchmom

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June 7, 2015 12:20 PM PDT

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By-the-wind-sailor Velella velella

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anudibranchmom

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June 7, 2015 12:49 PM PDT

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El Granada (Google, OSM)

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Still thousands in the water as well.

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Caridean Shrimp Infraorder Caridea

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marisa_a

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June 7, 2015 07:48 AM PDT

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dpom

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June 6, 2015 07:42 AM PDT

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Branched Dendronotus Dendronotus venustus

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dpom

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June 6, 2015 07:47 AM PDT

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Orange-face Cuthona Cuthona lagunae

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dpom

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June 6, 2015 07:57 AM PDT

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Rose-pink Cuthona Cuthona divae

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dpom

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June 6, 2015 07:51 AM PDT

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hairy gumweed Grindelia hirsutula

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hfabian

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June 5, 2015

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With native bee and bug.

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Shiny Aeolid Cuthona fulgens

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dpom

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June 3, 2015 09:34 AM PDT

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lady fern Athyrium filix-femina

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mayumifm

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May 31, 2015 04:13 PM PDT