Tidepooling Scott Creek

Hit a decent -1 low at Scott Creek on Wednesday. Clear, warm weather and low to moderate surf made for a very pleasant afternoon. Saw a fairly standard assortment of slugs, with one very notable highlight: my first Aplysiopsis enteromorphae! A friend had told me that they live at Scott Creek, and that I should be looking for a mossy algae by the name of Cladophora. First pool with some decent Cladophora found was full of 'em. And a very shallow, exposed pool it was, too! Not the kind of place I'd ordinarily be looking for slugs. Will have to adjust my search parameters.

Didn't see any of the hydroid Eudendrium, which was one of the more remarkable things at Scott the last time I was there. Maybe it just wasn't low enough. Did see a ton of peanut worms, though! More than I think I've ever seen before.

Finished the evening with a tiny little octopus who pulled some wonderful color changing tricks and then pretended to be a very sly, moving stone. Walked back along the beach under magnificent pre-moon star field.

Publicado por kueda kueda, 06 de noviembre de 2009

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kueda

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Noviembre 4, 2009 03:47 PM PST

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lemudillo said to look for the fuzzy green algae. She wasn't wrong. I found a handful of shallow pools loaded with this algae up on a rather exposed ridge, and lo and behold, they held a bunch of this lovely little sacoglossan, Aplysiopsis enteromorphae.

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Noviembre 4, 2009 04:42 PM PST

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Noviembre 4, 2009 04:49 PM PST

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Lapa Cerradura Bimaculata (Fissurellidea bimaculata)

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kueda

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Noviembre 4, 2009 04:43 PM PST

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I see these every now and then. Much like giant keyhole limpets, they have teeny tiny little shells that they wear like a small hat.

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kueda

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Noviembre 4, 2009 04:27 PM PST

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Noviembre 4, 2009 03:15 PM PST

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Noviembre 4, 2009 05:37 PM PST

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Like so many things, it would not stay still.

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Noviembre 4, 2009 05:31 PM PST

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Noviembre 4, 2009 04:59 PM PST

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Dórido de San Diego (Diaulula sandiegensis)

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kueda

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Noviembre 4, 2009 04:57 PM PST

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kueda

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Noviembre 4, 2009 04:53 PM PST

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Saw more peanut worms than I think I ever have before.

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Pulpo Rojo del Pacífico (Octopus rubescens)

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kueda

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Noviembre 4, 2009 06:02 PM PST

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Found this little octo clinging to the side of a rock.

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