Sutro Baths at sunset

Had a lovely evening visit to Sutro Baths, the first time I'd gone with the singular purpose of making observations.

There were about 100 by-the-wind sailors stranded on the beach, in and around a similarly-sized crowd of gulls. I walked over to the rocks along the north side of the beach to take a closer look at the small waterfalls and pools and see who was living there (guess who: California mussels! Various crabs!). Having never photographed a crab before, I made several attempts. As it turns out, crabs are both shy and fast - I was only able to clearly photograph one, and I don't think he appreciated the experience nearly as much as I did.

Posted by heathermarie heathermarie, June 25, 2015 12:28 AM

Observations

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Plume Albizia (Paraserianthes lophantha)

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heathermarie

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June 23, 2015 07:47 PM PDT

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American Coot (Fulica americana)

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heathermarie

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June 23, 2015 07:56 PM PDT

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Sea Figs (Genus Carpobrotus)

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heathermarie

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June 23, 2015 07:59 PM PDT

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By-the-wind Sailor (Velella velella)

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heathermarie

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June 23, 2015 08:05 PM PDT

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Bull Kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana)

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heathermarie

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June 23, 2015 08:10 PM PDT

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Gooseneck Barnacle (Pollicipes polymerus)

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heathermarie

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June 23, 2015 08:13 PM PDT

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Striped Shore Crab (Pachygrapsus crassipes)

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heathermarie

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June 23, 2015 08:16 PM PDT

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Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus)

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heathermarie

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June 23, 2015 08:18 PM PDT

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

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heathermarie

Date

June 23, 2015 08:30 PM PDT

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