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Bull Kelp Nereocystis luetkeana

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 8, 2020 09:05 AM PDT

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Owl Limpet Lottia gigantea

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 8, 2020 09:05 AM PDT

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Owl Limpet Lottia gigantea

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 8, 2020 09:05 AM PDT

Description

There are radiating bands of feeding trails around this individual.

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Bull Kelp Nereocystis luetkeana

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 8, 2020 08:51 AM PDT

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Seaweed Limpet Lottia insessa

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 8, 2020 08:34 AM PDT

Description

Found on the holdfast of a Feather Boa Kelp (Egregia menziesii).

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Feather Boa Kelp Egregia menziesii

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 8, 2020 08:34 AM PDT

Description

I thought this was an interesting observation because few algae records focus on the holdfast.

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Leather Star Dermasterias imbricata

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 8, 2020 08:34 AM PDT

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Pacific Purple Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 8, 2020 08:34 AM PDT

Description

Juvenile individual.

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Northern Clingfish Gobiesox maeandricus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 8, 2020 08:34 AM PDT

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Typical Octopuses, Giant Octopuses, and Allies Superfamily Octopodoidea

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 8, 2020 08:36 AM PDT

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Hooked Slippersnail Crepidula adunca

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 8, 2020 08:22 AM PDT

Description

These two Hooked Slippersnails were found on a Black Turban Snail (Tegula funebralis).

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Moonglow Anemone Anthopleura artemisia

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 8, 2020 08:22 AM PDT

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Pacific Rock Crab Romaleon antennarium

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 8, 2020 08:18 AM PDT

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White-spotted Sea Goddess Doriopsilla albopunctata

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 8, 2020 08:18 AM PDT

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Straight-faced Windscorpions Family Eremobatidae

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 3, 2020 10:44 PM PDT

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Observer

rjadams55

Date

April 4, 2012 01:48 PM PDT

Description

These small flies (BL around 3mm) were common in the blossoms of Joshua Trees at Joshua Tree National Park.

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California Tiger Moth Leptarctia californiae

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 3, 2020 10:37 PM PDT

Description

Found wandering at night across the trail.

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Harvestmen Order Opiliones

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 3, 2020 10:23 PM PDT

Description

Several of these harvestmen were found on the rock walls of the pinnacles well after dark.

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Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 3, 2020 10:23 PM PDT

Description

Unfortunately, this fairly large centipede wouldn't stop moving so I am including several photos that hopefully provide useful, in focus details when looked at as a whole.

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rjadams55

Date

July 3, 2020 09:54 PM PDT

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rjadams55

Date

July 3, 2020 09:54 PM PDT

Description

Colonies of these large, conspicuous ants, while not seen during the day, were common on the Balconies Cliffs Trail at night.

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Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 3, 2020 09:36 PM PDT

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rjadams55

Date

July 3, 2020 09:32 PM PDT

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rjadams55

Date

July 3, 2020 09:22 PM PDT

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What

Straight-faced Windscorpions Family Eremobatidae

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 3, 2020 09:04 PM PDT

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rjadams55

Date

July 3, 2020 09:14 PM PDT

Description

This extremely large male fishfly was identified to species based on the structure of its reproductive organs, clearly visible in photo 2.

Information used to identify this individual was found in Liu and Winterton's (2016) review of the North american species.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0148319

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Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 3, 2020 08:54 PM PDT

Description

Found on a night hike at Pinnacles. Surprisingly, this individual rolled on to its back just as I started to photograph it. It then righted itself and crawled away.

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Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 3, 2020 07:18 PM PDT

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Hairy Woodpecker Dryobates villosus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 1, 2020 09:48 AM PDT

Description

Part of a family group with begging juveniles, confirming breeding of Hairy Woodpecker in Block 2080 of the Santa Cruz Breeding Bird Atlas!

A complete checklist of birds seen can be found here:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S71023362

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 1, 2020 09:48 AM PDT

Description

One of three Red-tailed Hawks seen on Aromitas Rd. this morning. This one was being pestered by a recently fledged juvenile near a large nest high in a eucalyptus tree, confirming Red-tailed Hawk as a breeder in Block 2080 of the Santa Cruz Breeding Bird Atlas.

A complete checklist of birds seen can be found here:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S71023362

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