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What

Orca (Orcinus orca)

Observer

kerry_ross

Date

April 12, 2008 08:34 AM HST

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What

Noble Polypore (Bridgeoporus nobilissimus)

Observer

nmcnear

Date

April 2013

Description

Very large fruitbody, which was unfortunately knocked off the fir snag it was growing from, possibly by hikers attempting to sit or stand on it. The only specimen known from California.

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What

Laysan Duck (Anas laysanensis)

Observer

andybridges

Date

March 2013

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What

Typical Octopuses, Giant Octopuses, and Allies (Superfamily Octopodoidea)

Observer

alex_bairstow

Date

September 18, 2022 01:49 PM PDT

Description

Bottom trawl at ~200m

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What

California Bonfire (Placida brookae)

Observer

bablinbrook

Date

December 18, 2015 01:55 AM PST

Description

Sacoglossan Sea Slug. Maximum length 6 mm. Rhinophores cylindrical, enrolled,
black with posterior white stripes from base to half-way up,
leaving apices completely black. Oral tentacles
completely black; foot corners yellow. Head black with two
yellow-orange patches, eyespots at base of yellow-orange
patches. Lateral yellow-orange line on head connects
yellow-orange eye patches to dorsum. Body elongate,
with numerous cylindrical cerata covering most of the
dorsum. Proximal half of cerata yellow-orange, distal half
black. Foot yellow-orange ventrally from head to tail.
Posterior end of foot is pointed, black dorsally.
Radula of a 4 mm long specimen from Catalina Island,
California (CPIC 01962) composed of 7 teeth in ascending
row, 12 teeth in descending row, and 2–4 teeth in ascus. Leading tooth smooth, lacking denticles, with a cylindrical,
short, slightly curved, pointed cusp. Base of teeth
short, triangular, slightly concave ventrally.

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What

Del Norte Salamander (Plethodon elongatus)

Observer

jbb82

Date

March 2020

Description

PLEL

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What

Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis ssp. caurina)

Observer

jules_alpers

Date

July 2014

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Not sure on this one, would love some help identifying.

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What

Ribbon Seal (Histriophoca fasciata)

Observer

msr

Date

June 5, 2005

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What

Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel (Hydrobates tethys)

Observer

eliaselias

Date

August 21, 2023 05:18 PM PDT

Description

Two live individuals present.

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What

Pricklebreast Poacher (Stellerina xyosterna)

Observer

alex_bairstow

Date

October 10, 2022 03:50 PM PDT

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What

Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis)

Observer

aurelioalvarez

Date

February 14, 2015 06:34 PM PST

Description

Pollo de Albatross de Laysan

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What

Large-blotched Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. klauberi)

Observer

hectormarquez

Date

August 28, 2021 04:16 PM PDT

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What

American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Observer

claudehl

Date

July 15, 2022 05:01 PM PDT

Description

I was walking westbound on High Marsh Trail, almost where it crosses the West Fork Swede George Creek. I first heard loud rustling, below by the creek dry bed. I couldn't figure out what that could be so I took out my phone, then the bear came out from under some branches by the creek bed. I took a few pictures and a short video. The bear walked a few feet where I could see it, then it turned around and went back under the branches. It didn't seem to care I was there, even though I was chanting some mantras (I'm a Buddhist). The pictures are not great, we just see its backside but on the video one can see clearly it's a bear.

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Observer

damontighe

Date

December 8, 2015 12:04 PM PST

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What

California Jointfir (Ephedra californica)

Observer

reptipods

Date

December 31, 2022 11:19 AM PST

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What

Chi-Ngulu-Ngulu (Termitomyces titanicus)

Observer

cchoward

Date

November 13, 2017 07:36 PM EST

Description

Mutinondo Wilderness

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What

Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes)

Observer

chrisophylla

Date

May 2023

Place

Missing Location

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Observer

gmucientes

Date

June 16, 2005 12:59 PM CEST

Description

Scientific survey for fisheries research

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What

Domestic Horse (Equus caballus)

Observer

camerondeckert

Date

August 11, 2022 03:39 PM MST

Description

Not roaming the planet anymore, but this hoof on the beach is evidence that the Yukon Horse (Equus lambei) once roamed the shores of Qikiqtaruk. Or nearby shores some 15,000 years ago.

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What

Red Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi)

Observer

seanvanderluit

Date

June 8, 2023 09:49 PM PDT

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What

California Chromodorid (Felimare californiensis)

Observer

craigahoover

Date

January 13, 2018 12:29 PM PST

Description

Multiple Felimare californiensis feeding on the sponge Dysidea amblia. Depth 35 feet, substrate reef, temperature 57 degrees F.

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What

Aeolid Nudibranchs (Superfamily Aeolidioidea)

Observer

imlichentoday

Date

August 8, 2021 05:00 AM PDT

Description

Low tide -.62ft rocky intertidal

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What

Santa Cruz Island Ironwood (Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. aspleniifolius)

Observer

serpophaga

Date

March 2020

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What

Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)

Observer

wild_lives_

Date

May 1, 2022 09:09 AM PDT

Place

Sonoma (Google, OSM)

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What

Russian River Tule Perch (Hysterocarpus traskii ssp. pomo)

Observer

taylorspaulding

Date

May 13, 2017 08:35 AM PDT

Description

Pregnant Female, 165mm

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What

Pallid Bat (Antrozous pallidus)

Observer

erinacious

Date

August 6, 2019 12:05 AM PDT

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What

Moss Landing Aeolid (Cerberilla mosslandica)

Observer

mcduck

Date

August 23, 1972

Description

5mm length. Taken in grab sample, 62.5m depth. Scanned from 35mm slide.

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What

Orange-peel Nudibranch (Tochuina gigantea)

Observer

mcduck

Date

March 10, 1974

Description

180mm length; taken in trawl at ~80 fms. depth. Photo scanned from 35mm slide.

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What

California Adder's-Tongue (Ophioglossum californicum)

Observer

dgreenberger

Date

April 2023

Description

Location intentionally offset, error radius expanded

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Observer

nelsonmv

Date

September 8, 2023 09:12 AM CST

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What

Giant Groundsel (Dendrosenecio kilimanjari)

Observer

akterf

Date

September 10, 2016 08:37 PM EAT

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What

White-spotted Sea Goddess (Doriopsilla albopunctata)

Observer

craigahoover

Date

July 1, 2023 01:40 PM PDT

Description

Doriopsilla albopunctata with eggs was located under a rock at a depth of 20 feet. Length was 1.5 cm. Water temperature was 61 degrees F.

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What

California Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata)

Date

June 2023

Description

Black-white morph mountain king snake in Yosemite Valley, climbing up a crack on Washington Column. ~200 feet below summit, 1000+ feet above valley floor.
Second and third photos are looking climber's right and below where the snake was observed

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What

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii ssp. henshawi)

Observer

cjmclean

Date

July 2022

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What

Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis)

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

February 2011

Description

Hanging out with Al

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What

Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis)

Observer

connorcochrane

Date

May 2022

Place

Missing Location

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What

Lyngbye's Sedge (Carex lyngbyei)

Observer

abr

Date

April 2010

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What

Humboldt Mountain Beaver (Aplodontia rufa ssp. humboldtiana)

Observer

brodiaea_max

Date

July 9, 2023 09:55 AM PDT

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What

Orca (Orcinus orca)

Observer

vitek_jirinec

Date

May 21, 2023 05:01 PM PDT

Description

As evidenced by bloody waters, the pod devoured something at the mouth of the bay. All 3-4 individuals then entered the bay and left about an hour later.

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What

Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris)

Observer

keithpittluck

Date

May 29, 2023 04:09 PM PDT

Description

I saw this snake at rest for a while and then slithering away in the Ballona freshwater marsh.

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What

Great Basin Spadefoot (Spea intermontana)

Observer

rjbaltierra

Date

May 2023

Description

Seems notable, no records on iNat from this area and their range doesn't appear to reach around the Lake Isabella area either.

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What

Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus)

Observer

maryannpetulance

Date

October 9, 2022 11:11 AM PDT

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What

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)

Observer

lyracressey

Date

April 2022

Description

OR-103 on a brief sojourn into the Salmon River watershed before he was killed in Oregon.

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What

Honey Mesquite (Neltuma glandulosa)

Observer

danielgeorge

Date

December 22, 2020 01:28 PM PST

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What

Puddle Frogs (Genus Phrynobatrachus)

Observer

elsabussiere

Date

August 13, 2021 02:28 PM UTC

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What

California Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata)

Observer

lamplighter

Date

July 2023

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What

Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii ssp. virginalis)

Observer

tomblackhurst

Date

July 2023

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What

Sand Roller (Percopsis transmontana)

Observer

zoltshmack

Date

December 6, 2021 06:17 PM UTC

Description

Have to go at night to get these

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What

Oregon Aquatic Garter Snake (Thamnophis atratus ssp. hydrophilus)

Observer

americansparrow

Date

October 8, 2022 05:51 PM PDT

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What

Petroleum Fly (Diasemocera petrolei)

Date

April 24, 2018 12:12 PM PDT

Description

I spent some time camping out the tar seeps around the park, following a tip from the LA NHM. Eventually I came across this individual hopping over the surface.

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What

California Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata)

Observer

sandor_in

Date

July 2023

Description

I was out taking pictures of moths around the porch light when I heard the leaves moving back in the darker corner. Went to try and see what it might be and found this one crawling behind my surfboards. Probably looking for mice.

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What

Doughnut Doto (Doto greenamyeri)

Observer

glen_whisson

Date

May 30, 2023 12:08 PM AWST

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What

Shallon (Gaultheria shallon)

Observer

matt_g

Date

June 10, 2022 12:40 PM PDT

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What

Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis)

Observer

bholthus1021

Date

June 2023

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What

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster)

Observer

connorcochrane

Date

August 20, 2022 11:49 PM -08

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What

Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus)

Observer

ernestkeeley

Date

March 8, 2022 11:43 AM PST

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Observer

xrufray

Date

March 18, 2016 11:15 PM UTC

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What

Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx)

Observer

hungryholobiont

Date

March 2022

Place

Vaud, CH (Google, OSM)

Description

All efforts were finally rewarded. After months of scouting, following tracks, and setting up camera traps, finally a face-to-face encounter. 30 minutes, no fear, no rush, just curiosity on both sides. An unforgettable experience.

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What

Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus)

Observer

douglasriverside

Date

March 20, 2010 11:03 PM PDT

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What

Pajahuello Tick (Ornithodoros coriaceus)

Observer

leptonia

Date

May 2020

Description

Update May 2021: Photos and info gleaned from this occurrence used in the Wikipedia article I wrote for this species:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithodoros_coriaceu

This thing truly weirded me out. Like a tank-tick. Big. Gross. And after doing some research I am DAMN glad it did not bite me.

"George Henry Falkiner Nuttall - Monograph of the Ixodoidea

Two females bit Mrs Z Nuttall through her clothing and inflicted painful wounds, "their ites were intolerably sharp and painful, and both wounds bled a good deal – but notwithstanding, there has been intermittent irritation ever since" (this persisted after 4 months, and the seat of the bite was stil discolored and the puncture covered by a scab). Eight months after the bite was inflicted, there remained a nodule which occasionally itched. The natives of Tehuantepec, Mexico fear this tick for the reason that the bites are severe and often do not heal for a long time. The females immediately proceeded to feed, on arrival in Cambridge, when placed upon a fowl. They fed for 45 minutes and 1 hour and 45 minutes respectively, and drew a large amount of blood. The bites caused intense ecchymosis, measuring about one inch in diameter. Whilst feeding the palps did not penetrate the wound as once observed in the case of O. savignyi, but both specimens exuded clear fluid as observed in O. moubata."

From Furman and Loomis' Ticks of California:

"0. coriaceus was originally collected in Sonora, Mexico, and is distributed in the other western states of Mexico southward to
the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, where the natives call this tick "talajas" (tala = destruction, havoc). Berlese (1888) states
that he saw a specimen taken from cattle hides at Rio Apa, Paraguay. From 1904 185-1850 m elevations along the coast from
through 1941 numerous collections of this species were made in the coastal regions of California (Cooley and Kohls, 1944b), and intensive surveys in subsequent years have shown that this tick is widespread in California and occurs in Nevada and southern Oregon (Loomis and Furman, 1977). Originally called "pajaronela" by the inhabitants of the Santa Lucia mountains.

The pajahuello is best known because of the severe reaction in humans following exposure to its bite. Initial bites usually result in a localized inflammatory reaction accompanied by a burning sensation and a small nodule that forms around the wound.

These symptoms usually disappear within 48 hours, leaving a small, purplish nodule that disappears in 1-2 weeks. In other cases, an umbilicated pustule surrounded by an inflamed, painful, edematous area develops. More severe allergic reactions appear in persons previously bitten and thus sensi- tized to a substance injected during the tick's blood-feeding process.

  1. coriaceus is not known to transmit any disease of man, but on the basis of circumstantial evidence it is capable of transmitting the agent of a cattle disease called epizootic bovine abortion ("foothill abortion") (Schmidtmann et al. , 1976), and has been shown experimentally to transmit African Swine Fever virus to healthy pigs (Groocock et al., 1980)."

From Herms, 1916:
"
For several years previous to beginning his observations on this
species, the writer has listened to many harrowing tales about the
Pajaroello. No one seemed to know exactly what it was and no one
seemed to have collected specimens so as to make accurate identification
possible in so far as the writer knew at the time. Complaints came
almost exclusively from the more mountainous portions of Santa Clara and San Benito Counties (California). Natives, principally Mexicans, in the vicinity of Mt. Hamilton fear this parasite more than they do the rattlesnake, and tell weird tales of this or that man having lost an arm or leg, and in one instance even death having ensued, as the result of a bite by the Pajaroello. There seems to be a superstition in that region that three bites will result in certain death. The stories all agree in the essential detail that the bite results in an irritating lesion which is slow to heal and often leaves an ugly deep scar. Several persons also informed the writer that the Pajaroello occurred in certain mountainous portions of Mexico. It was not, however, until August, 1913,
that living specimens came to hand, taken in Santa Clara County in the vicinity of Mt. Hamilton. These were identified as Ornithodorus
coriaceus Koch, described in 1844 from a single female specimen from
Mexico. A translation by Nuttall of the original description is as follows:

"Shaped like the sole of a shoe, thick margined, roughly shagreened, yel- lowish earthy color, spotted rusty red, legs toothed dorsally. Length 9.3 mm. Body about twice as long as wide, width fairly uniform, indented on the sides, pointed above the mouthparts, rounded posteriorly, a thick turned-up border all around; the whole surface above and below thickly granulated like fish
skin (shagreen), the granules flat above, consequently, the whole leathery, on the back unequal folds and grooves. Beneath in the front of the body a deep groove running to the stigmata and on the inner protrusion the rather large round quite clearly marked eyes. The coxae gradually thicken toward the distal extremity and are somewhat bent; the other articles somewhat com- pressed and clearly notched or round-toothed. The whole surface, above and below, dirty yellowish earthy color, rusty red spots irregularly distributed throughout. Capitulum and palps light yellow. Legs gray-brown. Female. Male: unknown. Habitat: Mexico."

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What

West American Long-eared Owl (Asio otus ssp. tuftsi)

Observer

connorcochrane

Date

June 2023

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What

Northern Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium gnoma)

Observer

tracyk2

Date

June 2023

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What

Little Leaf-Sheep (Costasiella kuroshimae)

Observer

caleidoskopable

Date

April 17, 2022 01:35 PM WITA

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What

Blue Sphinx Phyllidiopsis (Phyllidiopsis sphingis)

Observer

uwkwaj

Date

July 8, 1985

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Observer

craigahoover

Date

March 20, 2018 01:31 PM PDT

Description

Tambja eliora was located on the ceiling of a small cavern at a depth of 20 feet. Length of this individual was not specified but lengths of this species during this survey ranged from 4-5 cm. Water temperature was 53 degrees F.

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What

Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)

Observer

dylancreatures

Date

January 9, 2021 02:14 PM EST

Description

I was taking photos and scared it. It ran into to me and bit me on the nipple and wouldn’t let go. Here’s the news article https://www.the-sun.com/news/2169452/snorkeler-attacked-nurse-shark-nipple/

Big shoutout to Rich, Chris, and Billy at Caloosa Marina for getting it off of me.

Hurt a lot.

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What

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus stellaris)

Observer

connorcochrane

Date

May 21, 2023 07:21 PM PDT

Description

CBRC #2023-024

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What

Eared Owls and Allies (Genus Asio)

Observer

steven2802

Date

December 2019

Description

i think this group contains asio otus (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37075164) but also an asio flammeus (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37075163)

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What

Winged Thecacera (Thecacera pennigera)

Observer

v_stefan

Date

September 9, 2019 11:00 AM CEST

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Observer

ewoutknoester

Date

April 16, 2019 05:00 PM CEST

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What

Pacific Jumping Mouse (Zapus trinotatus)

Observer

floydehayes

Date

August 4, 2013 01:28 AM PDT

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What

Marble Mountains Stonecrop (Sedum marmorense)

Observer

johnmcl228

Date

June 11, 2022 11:01 AM PDT

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What

Coast Patchnose Snake (Salvadora hexalepis ssp. virgultea)

Observer

ryandinger

Date

May 2023

Description

SLO county Salvadora. Holy cow.

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What

Sundews (Genus Drosera)

Observer

charles_stirton

Description

New species of Drosera (2011)


Large mats of Droseras in a seepage area in 5-10 cm deep sand overlying rock sheets. Population of hundreds of plants and 3 times as many as seen in 2011 than in 2012 (see 2012 previous post http://www.ispot.org.za/node/214440 ) which was a drier year locally.

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What

Western Screech-Owl (Megascops kennicottii)

Observer

karson

Date

July 7, 2019 03:46 PM PDT

Description

Small black brown and white speckled owl, approximately 8-10 in tall

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Observer

aztekium

Date

November 25, 2021 11:54 AM CST

Description

6 años después del primer hallazgo aún siguen aquí!
Mi hijo mayor los encontró en el patio trasero de la casa.
Pensamos que habían desaparecido, después de veranos muy calinetes y un invierno con una helada muy fuerte!

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What

Nilgiri Lily (Lilium wallichianum var. neilgherrense)

Observer

kueda

Date

August 21, 2011 12:32 PM IST

Description

Quite large, like 15 cm long. Growing near a small stream.

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What

Southern Torrent Salamander (Rhyacotriton variegatus)

Observer

u_phantasticus

Date

December 2017

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Date

March 31, 2017 03:02 PM +14

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What

Santa Catalina Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis ssp. catalinae)

Observer

bjdion

Date

February 3, 2018 10:46 AM PST

Description

Endemic Catalina Fox vs. Southern Pacific Rattlesnake. Both of them received some bites. The fox and snake ended up escaping in separate directions. I wouldn't be surprised if both died as a result of their injuries.

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What

Fire Lily (Lilium bulbiferum)

Observer

giuseppe_citino

Date

July 13, 2013 02:38 PM CEST

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Observer

demons1312

Date

May 19, 2022 02:37 PM MSK

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What

Clouded Salamander (Aneides ferreus)

Observer

svillebirder

Date

March 23, 2012 01:24 PM PDT

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What

Northern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae)

Observer

svillebirder

Date

June 13, 2012 01:05 PM PDT

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What

Short-tailed Weasel (Mustela richardsonii)

Observer

belinda

Date

July 22, 2018 04:56 PM PDT

Description

This guy was quick!

Blake Mountain, Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Humboldt County, California

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What

African Sea Goddess (Felimare tema)

Observer

estrelamatilde

Date

September 13, 2017 01:18 AM HST

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What

Cockscomb Nudibranch (Antiopella barbarensis)

Observer

tgosliner

Date

July 29, 2015 07:37 PM PDT

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Observer

umihoshijima

Date

October 17, 2016 09:13 AM PDT

Description

Depth 70ft, water temp -1.7˚C, crawling on soft substrate.

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Observer

mhedin

Date

August 8, 2014 05:04 PM PDT

Description

N-facing conifer forest

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What

Mountain Lion (Puma concolor)

Observer

mary_mary

Date

November 24, 2018 01:36 PM PST

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What

Arboreal Salamander (Aneides lugubris)

Observer

tombaxter

Date

February 2023

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What

Coastal Rosy Boa (Lichanura orcutti)

Observer

xanderzee

Date

March 2009

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What

Napa Blue Grass (Poa napensis)

Observer

dgreenberger

Date

March 2021

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What

Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata)

Observer

lukose

Date

July 18, 2022 02:53 PM PDT

Description

With common murres and pigeon guillemots.

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What

California Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus)

Observer

ellacaraker

Date

December 2022

Description

an interesting sight - what appeared to be a fully metamorphosed adult just hanging out in a vernal pool!

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What

Turkish Fish-Owl (Ketupa zeylonensis ssp. semenowi)

Observer

a_emmerson

Date

June 16, 2019 06:06 AM BST

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What

Oregon Aquatic Garter Snake (Thamnophis atratus ssp. hydrophilus)

Observer

kiemnec-tyburczy

Date

May 30, 2022 02:17 PM PDT

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What

San Joaquin Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis ssp. mutica)

Observer

charadrius

Date

February 2022