Snapshot Cal Coast 2017

Hi everyone!

You’re tagged in this journal post because you’re one of the top iNaturalist observers along the California coast!

Rebecca & I wanted to let you all know that the second annual Snapshot Cal Coast is happening June 23 – July 2! It’s a statewide effort to document California coastal biodiversity to better understand changes in species ranges and to get a sense of what species occur in specific coastal sites. Snapshot Cal Coast is organized by Citizen Science at the California Academy of Sciences in partnership with the California Marine Protected Area Collaborative Network.

We’re interested in species found in the rocky intertidal, sandy beaches, dunes, docks, estuaries, coastal scrub – anything along the coast from Del Norte to San Diego! If you happen to find yourself on the coast June 23 – July 2, you can participate just by making observations – they will be automatically added to our Snapshot Cal Coast iNaturalist project. There are also quite a few events happening in support of Snapshot Cal Coast; not all are open to the public but those that are have links you can click to find out more information: Snapshot Cal Coast events.

You can also help by identifying observations made by others – we anticipate quite a few people new to iNaturalist participating in Snapshot Cal Coast, and getting IDs from folks like you will be hugely rewarding and will hopefully motivate them to keep on using iNat!

If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comments or contact either one of us.

Thanks all!
Rebecca (@rebeccafay) & Alison (@kestrel)
California Academy of Sciences Citizen Science

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Posted by kestrel kestrel, June 20, 2017 00:01


I'm in.

Posted by lorri-gong over 4 years ago (Flag)

That sounds fun! I'll be arriving in California on 2 July (from my home in New Zealand) so I might just be able to squeeze in some coastal observations on the last day. I can help ID beforehand.

Posted by jon_sullivan over 4 years ago (Flag)

I'll give it a go this upcoming weekend.

Posted by finatic over 4 years ago (Flag)

Thanks for letting me know. I will be out of town for most of those dates, but I will try to sneak something in.

Posted by kimssight over 4 years ago (Flag)

I posted the San Mateo counts today as a journal post in the project. I'm in for six in San Mateo

Posted by gyrrlfalcon over 4 years ago (Flag)

Thanks everyone! And looking forward to seeing you soon for many days of bioblitzing, @gyrrlfalcon!

Posted by kestrel over 4 years ago (Flag)

Oh, and I believe @joelle should attend in lieu of work!

Posted by gyrrlfalcon over 4 years ago (Flag)

I'm leaving for Idaho on the 21ST. But I'll try to add some observations before it ends on July 2ND.

Posted by dave-barry over 4 years ago (Flag)

ha! Yes! Thanks @gyrrlfalcon ! Great butterfly counting with ye yesterday.

Posted by joelle over 4 years ago (Flag)

I did my beach survey last week (Land's End, SF), and after quite a few years of no sea stars they started to appear again about 2 years ago. On Friday's survey I found two with wasting disease. I wonder if there's a way to give people a heads up, and if there's an easy way to tag infected seas stars. It can also be reported here (which is news to me)

Posted by rudyard over 4 years ago (Flag)

Sweet! I'm in @kestrel! Thanks for the invite.

Posted by ocean_beach_goth over 4 years ago (Flag)

Love it! I hope I can fit in a day. Thanks for the invite.

Posted by tiyumq over 4 years ago (Flag)

Sounds like a wonderful project! I'll be home on the Olympic Peninsula, but will try to help with IDs. Have fun!

Posted by wendy5 over 4 years ago (Flag)

Can't wait! We have a 2 day biobltiz happening up at Salt Point on the Sonoma County coastline, everyone's welcome to join us!! Here's the info:

Posted by thefruithunter over 4 years ago (Flag)

What shoes do you wear for tide pooling? I'm always told to wear "sturdy" or "close-knit" shoes but I'm not entirely sure what those are. The closest I've found are trainers or sneakers but they have basically no grip on any wet surface.

Posted by silversea_starsong about 4 years ago (Flag)

@silversea_starsong We always wear rubber boots for our Bay Area tidepooling - great for walking in the pools and usually good tread. Or if I'm in warmer places than the Bay Area and/or don't want to travel with rubber boots, I'll wear Chacos.

Posted by kestrel about 4 years ago (Flag)

@kestrel Great, thanks. I'll have to invest in those before the next low tide.

Posted by silversea_starsong about 4 years ago (Flag)

Hi! I just posted a couple dozen different pictures of seaweed (algae?) taken Monday 6/26 on El Porto Beach just south of El Segundo. I would love to see them identified -- and I'd also like to know some of the common (nonscientific) names for them. Thanks! Michele38.

Posted by michele38 about 4 years ago (Flag)

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