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Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

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mirandabird

Date

November 8, 2018 11:49 AM UTC

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lidatru

Date

August 7, 2019

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Sculpted Puffball (Calvatia sculpta)

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ericgbirder

Date

June 27, 2009 10:50 AM PDT

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Bowfin (Amia calva)

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bradmoon

Date

April 6, 2019 01:33 PM CDT

Description

Many babies schooling around presumed parent in shaded, shallow (1/2 to 1 ft deep) backwater swamp. Based on a quick dot-count, I estimate that there were as many as 2000-3000 baby bowfins in the school.

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Siskiyou Mountains Willowherb (Epilobium rigidum)

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justingarwood

Date

August 2012

Description

NF smith river along bank.

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yipkiyay

Date

June 8, 2020 05:27 PM PDT

Description

I think. Still need to investigate. On Trifolium sp.

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screws

Date

June 14, 2008

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joeysantore

Date

December 14, 2019 12:39 PM -03

Description

Only one plant. Many dead. Horses everywhere, probably feral. Either way they're grazing everything down to shit. Could use some pumas here.

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timcameron

Date

January 27, 2016 02:21 AM UTC

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White Bat Flower (Tacca integrifolia)

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kristian

Date

April 21, 2005 04:35 AM CEST

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damontighe

Date

July 10, 2014 06:33 PM MDT

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Sea Strawberry (Gersemia rubiformis)

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maureen-j-jules

Date

May 24, 2019 11:06 AM PDT

Description

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Leafy Bishop's-Cap (Mitella caulescens)

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alex_abair

Date

May 3, 2017 05:12 PM PDT

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Lined Clingfish (Gobiesox eugrammus)

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divindk

Date

April 27, 2019 02:31 PM PDT

Description

ID with help from Milton Love and Jack Engle at University of California, Santa Barbara. Overall length about 3cm. Very shy. 5-6 individuals observed in crevices at around 50-60’ depth in the dive park at Catalina Island. Possibly a range extension for this species. This was the only image I was able to capture that was worthwhile.

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psyllidhipster

Date

April 8, 2019 09:36 AM PDT

Description

one of today's highlights - gorgeous mirid

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nzwide

Date

August 28, 2011

Description

Posting courtesy of Wade Doak

Photo by Keith Ericksen

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Crowned Cavesnail (Phreatodrobia coronae)

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beschwar

Date

September 29, 2018 10:42 AM CDT

Description

Collected with permission and permit on TPWD property. Drift net on spring. This is a relatively common species in this spring.

Diameter is 1.3 mm

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bugsoundsjc

Date

January 15, 2018 11:32 PM PST

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Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris)

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axakak

Date

July 8, 2017 12:09 PM PDT

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Parasitic Hyperiid Amphipod (Phronima sedentaria)

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underwaterpat

Date

February 9, 2017 12:08 PM PST

Description

Female inside its salp victim!

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stevsykes

Date

September 2, 2018 01:09 PM PDT

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Encyrtid Wasps (Family Encyrtidae)

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glmory

Date

August 7, 2018 04:06 PM PDT

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Rosy Sculpin (Oligocottus rubellio)

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rebeccafay

Date

July 16, 2018 08:33 AM PDT

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mhedin

Date

July 4, 2018 01:16 PM PDT

Description

on Muhlenbergia

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Large Mexican Fiddler Crab (Uca princeps)

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tracyk2

Date

June 22, 2018 07:30 PM HST

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treegrow

Date

May 12, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

Description

Tylozygus geometricus. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA.

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Great Basin Cave Pseudoscorpion (Microcreagris grandis)

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cedric_lee

Date

June 13, 2018 07:10 PM PDT

Description

Unusually large for a psuedoscorpion ~15mm; Thanks to Gretchen Baker for this special treat.

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California Freshwater Shrimp (Syncaris pacifica)

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tiwane

Date

July 2013

Description

These were awesome! They were hanging out among some brambles underwater. This beautiful female posed for us in the sunlight.

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Giant Thrips (Idolothrips spectrum)

Date

April 21, 2010 08:08 AM PDT

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California Cone (Californiconus californicus)

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anudibranchmom

Date

May 31, 2018 12:20 PM PDT

Description

Row of egg masses on eelgrass

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Brickwork Woodlouse (Porcellio spinicornis)

Date

June 3, 2015

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cwbarrows

Date

April 27, 2011

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Plainfin Midshipman (Porichthys notatus)

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anudibranchmom

Date

May 19, 2018 06:44 AM PDT

Description

Eggs of Plainfin Midshipman - guarded by a Big Mama. You can see the babies inside!!

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Woolly Sculpin (Clinocottus analis)

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wunschel

Date

March 25, 2018 11:30 AM PDT

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Golden Tortoise Beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata)

Date

April 19, 2018 01:46 PM PDT

Description

Form change within 10 minutes of disturbance.

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Black-and-yellow Broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus)

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hix

Date

April 2017

Place

Missing Location

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Warner Springs Shoulderband (Rothelix warnerfontis)

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davegoodward

Date

March 2018

Description

Type locality at Agua Caliente Wash, accessed from Pacific Crest Trail.

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Pear Marginella (Granulina margaritula)

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mcduck

Date

June 23, 2009

Description

Found in rocky intertidal. ~3mm shell length.

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Broadhand Hermit (Phimochirus californiensis)

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sflax

Date

March 7, 2018

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Miller's Nembrotha (Nembrotha milleri)

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ylin42

Date

June 27, 2016 12:11 PM EDT

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forager

Date

October 16, 2017 05:32 PM PDT

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Human Follicle Mite (Demodex folliculorum)

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dloarie

Date

February 13, 2018 09:15 AM PST

Description

Kind of creepy, but I guess everybody has some.

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Spanner Crab (Ranina ranina)

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krokozavr

Date

June 7, 2011 09:31 AM MSK

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Greater Moon Jelly (Aurelia labiata)

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underwaterpat

Date

December 31, 2017 04:50 PM PST

Description

Pink/purple guts when gravid, size and locality are distinctive of A. labiata. A. aurita is in the North Sea, and A. sp1 is found in harbors. A. labiata is the most common moon jelly on open coast California.

Found in a swarm of brown sea nettles Chrysaora fuscescens at the Monterey breakwater.

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California Bonfire (Placida brookae)

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bablinbrook

Date

December 18, 2015 01:55 AM PST

Description

Sacoglossan Sea Slug. Maximum length 6 mm. Rhinophores cylindrical, enrolled,
black with posterior white stripes from base to half-way up,
leaving apices completely black. Oral tentacles
completely black; foot corners yellow. Head black with two
yellow-orange patches, eyespots at base of yellow-orange
patches. Lateral yellow-orange line on head connects
yellow-orange eye patches to dorsum. Body elongate,
with numerous cylindrical cerata covering most of the
dorsum. Proximal half of cerata yellow-orange, distal half
black. Foot yellow-orange ventrally from head to tail.
Posterior end of foot is pointed, black dorsally.
Radula of a 4 mm long specimen from Catalina Island,
California (CPIC 01962) composed of 7 teeth in ascending
row, 12 teeth in descending row, and 2–4 teeth in ascus. Leading tooth smooth, lacking denticles, with a cylindrical,
short, slightly curved, pointed cusp. Base of teeth
short, triangular, slightly concave ventrally.

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Giant Coreopsis (Leptosyne gigantea)

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jrebman

Date

April 10, 2016 01:41 AM HST

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Blue Button (Porpita porpita)

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vdarius

Date

March 20, 2016 10:31 PM CDT

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shaun-lee

Date

August 17, 2014

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American Lobster (Homarus americanus)

Date

November 2017

Place

Private

Description

a few neat catches from the 2017 Maine lobster season

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Pacific Viperfish (Chauliodus macouni)

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hfb

Date

October 21, 2014 02:04 PM PDT

Description

Mid-water trawl

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Toothshell Hermit (Orthopagurus minimus)

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aaronbaldwin

Date

March 8, 2006 07:36 PM AKST

Description

Dredged 25 meters on cobble

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Colclough's Shark (Brachaelurus colcloughi)

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nigelmarsh

Date

November 2017

Place

Australia (Google, OSM)

Description

Very rare endemic shark, this is only the fifth one I have seen, previously saw two off Brisbane at Shag Rock and Manta Bommie in 1992 and two off the Gold Coast at Palm Beach Reef in 1994.

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Trilobite Beetles (Genus Platerodrilus)

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budak

Date

September 9, 2017 02:37 PM +08

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Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

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tom15

Date

December 5, 2015 10:28 AM EST

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Bat Ray (Myliobatis californica)

Date

June 9, 2017 09:25 AM PDT

Description

Caught via otter trawling w/ Marine Science Institute. Caught juvenile Bat Rays in high densities (28 individuals in one net) including this one.

Eyes not shown, but iris' are red making for a true albino.

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Rosy Rockfish (Sebastes rosaceus)

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sflax

Date

September 10, 2017 12:00 AM PDT

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Indian Ocean Crocodilefish (Papilloculiceps longiceps)

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jpsilva

Date

June 7, 2008 07:02 PM WEST

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Mesa Shoulderband Snail (Helminthoglypta coelata)

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cedric_lee

Date

March 1953

Description

This shell is from NHMLA's malacology collection.

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Panamic Arrow Crab (Stenorhynchus debilis)

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maxbottomtime

Date

March 19, 2016 08:58 AM PDT

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Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus)

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davidr

Date

July 25, 2017 10:13 AM HST

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American Badger (Taxidea taxus)

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lmthurmon

Date

July 12, 2013

Description

Badger and Coyote hunting prairie dogs together as a team

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tgosliner

Date

May 5, 2011 06:05 PM PDT

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Glassy Grapeskin (Vitrinizonites latissimus)

Date

May 22, 2017 10:03 AM EDT

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Tennessee Cave Salamander (Gyrinophilus palleucus)

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saundersdrukker

Date

March 2017

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Largemouth Blenny (Labrisomus xanti)

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efreutel

Date

July 14, 2017 03:02 PM PDT

Description

No idea what this little guy is. Not a kelpfish, not a sarcastic fringe head. Possibly a blenny/goby?

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Typical Sculpins (Family Cottidae)

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dpom

Date

March 9, 2017 03:21 PM PST

Description

cannibal

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Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)

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ken-potter

Date

May 29, 2016 10:24 AM HST

Description

Duck Lake

Female blue morph.

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Horse Lubber Grasshopper (Taeniopoda eques)

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greglasley

Date

August 22, 2013

Description

Horse Lubber Grasshopper
Taeniopoda eques
Cienega Creek,
Big Bend Ranch State Park,
Presidio Co., Texas
22 August 2013

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Slender Mola (Ranzania laevis)

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kiloueka

Date

August 14, 2013 01:09 AM PDT

Place

Avalon Bay (Google, OSM)

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Two-spotted Leafhopper (Sophonia orientalis)

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ryanandrews

Date

June 20, 2017 08:35 PM PDT

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Timberland Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium longipes)

Date

June 2017

Description

Co-occurring with S. bellum, but preferring slightly damper habitats. Growing along shallow creek.

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Pacific Lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus)

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brynlee11

Date

June 5, 2016 02:46 PM PDT

Description

Lampreys spawning up the fish ladder

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Small Pointed Snail (Cochlicella barbara)

Observer

finatic

Date

April 7, 2017 03:45 PM PDT

Place

Mira Mesa (Google, OSM)

Description

San Diego County, California, US

First found by @barbaralloyd. Believed to be the first time this species has been found in San Diego County.

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California Sheephead (Semicossyphus pulcher)

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glmory

Date

November 2015

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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri)

Date

April 6, 2017 12:50 PM PDT

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Vidler's Simnia (Simnia arcuata)

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jcentoni

Date

November 14, 2015 07:50 PM PST

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joe_cutler

Date

August 2015

Description

Lake Barombi Mbo

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lemurdillo

Date

June 6, 2012 07:15 AM PDT

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Yellowtail Kingfish (Seriola lalandi)

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nzwide

Date

April 25, 2010

Description

Juvenile Seriola lalandi lalandi (Yellowtail Kingfish)
Posting courtesy of Wade Doak.

Photo by Chrispin Middleton

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Cockscomb Nudibranch (Antiopella barbarensis)

Observer

anudibranchmom

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Crescent Gunnel (Pholis laeta)

Observer

lemurdillo

Date

September 12, 2016 10:08 AM PDT

Description

Dive at Titlow, just south of the Tacoma Narrows bridge. Max depth 14 m

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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri)

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terrydad2

Date

March 11, 2017 03:26 PM PST

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Puerto Rican Semi-Slug (Gaeotis flavolineata)

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josecastro10

Date

November 17, 2016 06:46 PM AST

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Blunthead Slug Snake (Aplopeltura boa)

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thorhakonsen

Date

September 4, 2016 08:58 AM CEST

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Date

February 26, 2017 03:36 PM PST

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Date

February 25, 2017 11:13 AM PST

Description

ID as Gaussia princeps by Linsey Sala, SIO Pelagic Invertebrate Collection Manager

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Goddard's Aeolid (Pacifia goddardi)

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jeffgoddard

Date

May 16, 2014

Description

15 mm long. One of 11 specimens I found underneath rock ledges at Tarpits Reef on this date.

Aside from one specimen found subtidally by Craig Hoover off Las Floras Canyon, Malibu in April 2014 (http://slugsite.us/bow2007/nudwk874.htm), this species is still only known from its type locality at Tarpits Reef.

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Jeweled Top Snail (Calliostoma annulatum)

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mcduck

Date

December 4, 1987

Description

Found in rocky intertidal. Photo scanned from 35mm slide.

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Sargassumfish (Histrio histrio)

Observer

eheupel

Date

May 27, 2013

Description

While it wasn't the camo critter we were out there specifically to study, who could help but love the face of the Sargassumfish (Histrio histrio). Ok, granted I really dig all frogfish, they are remarkable creatures, but H. histrio is quite a marvel, and we found them in abundance, though all were quite small. This fellow is about 1.75 inches long at most (as that was the largest size we found on this trip!) They do get much larger, upwards of 8 inches.

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Brewster's Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster ssp. brewsteri)

Observer

finatic

Date

October 24, 2015 08:43 AM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

The last photo is a photomerge showing the bird being swept off the rocks from one of the large waves. It flew away uninjured after the incident.

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Common European Ambersnail (Succinea putris)

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tuomovirtanen

Date

July 7, 2015 10:13 AM EEST

Description

Succinea putris meripihkakotilo, Gastropoda-Kotilot.

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American Keeled Slug (Anadenulus cockerelli)

Observer

finatic

Date

February 2017

Description

San Diego County, California, US

@pileated and I found this interesting snail on the underside of an oak branch that was on rotting on the ground. I took a DNA swipe for SLIME and hope that I was able to get enough but the slug was about the same size as the swab head so I'm only slightly hopeful of having been successful.

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amplex4love

Date

October 15, 2015

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Threeband Slugs (Genus Ambigolimax)

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patsimpson2000

Date

March 5, 2016 10:23 PM PST

Place

Gage Drive (Google, OSM)

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Southwestern Us Talussnails (Genus Sonorella)

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jsorensen

Date

December 16, 2016 05:00 PM MST

Description

Undescribed Sonorella species near Bartlett Lake Dam in Rocky side canyon to the west. Basalt talus slide. 90 min search found 8 shells and 15 live mature snails.

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Greater Argonaut (Argonauta argo)

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aegolius

Date

November 27, 2014 11:48 AM EST

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Purpleback Squid (Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis)

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aunty

Date

March 29, 2016