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What

Black-and-gold Sapsucking Slug (Cyerce nigricans)

Observer

ianhutton

Date

January 1, 2017 05:25 PM AEDT

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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What

Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri)

Observer

greglasley

Date

December 2001

Place

Antarctica (Google, OSM)

Description

I see lots of shots of animal tracks posted on iNat, but save for a raccoon or a few other simple ones, I claim no knowledge or expertise in tracks in the snow, mud, etc. But I thought tracks of Emperor Penguin in soft snow might add a different critter to the tracks repertoire! Image 3 shows the culprits making the tracks! We watched this daily for 8 or 10 days on that trip to the Ross Sea in 2001. The track in image 1 is made by a single individual. When there are multiple birds in a line (and they often travel 2 to 25 or more in single file in the same rut), those marks on the side of the rut where their flippers propel them along get very obscure from multiple flippers.

When on rocks and gravel or a thin snow cover, Emperors walk upright. But when in loose snow, or they want to speed up, they flop down on their bellies and "take off" propelling themselves along with their rear feet as well as their flippers. Under many circumstances they can move a good bit faster than a person is able to. Emperors are 3 feet tall and large ones can weigh 70+ pounds.

Emperor Penguin
Aptenodytes forsteri
Cape Washington,
Ross Sea
Antarctica
4 December 2001

these images scanned from 35mm slides

Location: Cape Washington, Ross Sea, ... (Google, OSM)
Places: AQ, AQ, Antarctica More...
Lat -74.5248, Lon 165.1697
Accuracy: 1000m

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What

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Observer

mga_bioblitz

Date

June 30, 2016 09:30 AM CDT

Description

It's a member of the bird family and the common name for the bird is red-winged blackbird. We found is near the corner of the lake.

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What

Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)

Observer

raulagrait

Date

June 2016

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What

Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis)

Observer

nlaroche

Description

At Huembo ecological reserve.

Photos are of both males and females. Including one of 2 males confronting each other next to the feeder.

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What

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 2016

Photos / Sounds

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 29, 2016

Description

New one to me! This crazy nudibranch was not teeny -- about 1" long. Cream body with brown speckling and cool yellow lines. Large foot. Rows of gills like Dendronotus? Oral tentacles flicked up and down like a cockatoo's crest. BUT THE WEIRDEST THING were these crazy long flowing 'streamers' coming from the top of each rhinophore sheath - kind of looked like worms, though clearly attached and marked like the rest of the body (cream with brown specks). Found on Tubularia. Invasive? Video: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30314434@N06/25521619833/in/dateposted/

Calling out the big guns for help: @tgosliner @mcduck @rebeccafay @sluglust @kestrel @kueda

UPDATE 5/16/2016: Here's the very nice video that the California Academy of Sciences created about this guy: https://www.facebook.com/calacademy/videos/10154157032862311/

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What

Dusky Dolphin (Sagmatias obscurus)

Observer

marsci_nelson

Date

June 6, 2015 11:14 AM NZST

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What

Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre)

Observer

stalkerbob

Date

December 22, 2015 10:08 AM PST

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What

Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli)

Observer

stalkerbob

Date

December 26, 2015 12:22 PM PST

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What

False Tarantula (Calisoga longitarsis)

Observer

kueda

Date

January 30, 2016 02:48 PM PST

Description

Iritable little fellow. Adorably iritable.

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What

Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)

Observer

mordenana

Date

May 16, 2015 01:27 PM PDT

Description

Ravenous black phoebe chicks almost ready to burst out of their nest.

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What

Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)

Observer

scottbuckel

Date

May 2, 2014

Description

birds

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What

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

Observer

timtast1c

Date

January 21, 2015 01:19 PM PST

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What

Blackwing Flyingfish (Hirundichthys rondeletii)

Observer

finatic

Date

November 7, 2015 02:39 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

Observer

robberfly

Date

September 27, 2015

Description

I'm completely in love with...my new camera...:)

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What

Yellow-bellied Sea Snake (Hydrophis platurus)

Observer

natureinla

Date

October 15, 2015 06:00 PM PDT

Description

Observation and photo by Anna Iker, sent to NHM via Instagram, #natureinla.

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What

Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus)

Observer

joecf

Date

March 2012

Place

Utah, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans)

Observer

dpom

Date

July 28, 2015 10:53 AM PDT

Description

Passing off food to the young

Photos / Sounds

What

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Observer

dpom

Date

July 2015