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kennedycrivera

Date

May 6, 2024 04:50 PM PDT

Description

Green and blue iridescent worm found amongst mussels in a pier piling that was removed. The animal was brought on to the Wet Deck of the Sea Center for observation. The worm measured about 2.5 ft.

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What

True Whelks and Allies (Superfamily Buccinoidea)

Observer

neonumbat

Date

May 1, 2024 06:49 PM JST

Description

Found washed up on beach

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What

Crotch's Bumble Bee (Bombus crotchii)

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rtang1115

Date

April 25, 2024 03:21 PM PDT

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glinks

Date

October 26, 2023 10:05 AM NZDT

Description

Quite a few today. Several shown. Some with what look like eggs (see photo 5). Last 3 photos taken on a glass at home

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What

Glassy Nautilus (Carinaria cristata)

Observer

erincasellas

Date

May 14, 2023 03:18 PM PDT

Description

We found this planktonic creature floating. It ate a piece of a squid mantle when put in the same bucket with our bait. What is it!!!! We are thinking a type of mollusc as the mouth seemed and moved like an elongated radula, and there are spots resembling photoreceptors.

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mjshoemaker

Date

June 2023

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What

Pincer Wasps (Family Dryinidae)

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joseph92

Date

May 31, 2023 06:55 AM PDT

Description

For the parasites

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bonnienickel

Date

May 2023

Description

For the one in back. Two for the price of one on a Calochortus splendens.

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Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

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smcameron

Date

May 21, 2023 01:17 AM PDT

Description

He drink a Pepsi

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What

Thread-waisted Sand Wasps (Genus Ammophila)

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dylapodiformes

Date

May 14, 2023 12:49 PM PDT

Description

Wasp. Jepson

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What

Texas Striped Sweat Bee (Agapostemon texanus)

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a_hershey

Date

May 2023

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What

Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis)

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breemeup

Date

April 30, 2023 03:46 PM PDT

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What

Lilac-crowned Parrot (Amazona finschi)

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kailh

Date

May 1, 2023 06:13 PM PDT

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What

Grey Whale (Eschrichtius robustus)

Date

April 28, 2023 11:04 AM PDT

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What

Aphid Mummy Wasps (Subfamily Aphidiinae)

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nancyasquith

Date

April 29, 2023 06:37 PM PDT

Description

The tan-colored aphid seems to be mummified.

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What

Thisbe's Tarantula-hawk Wasp (Pepsis thisbe)

Observer

staceaceae

Date

April 26, 2023 05:13 PM PDT

Description

Tarantula hawk dragging a small tarantula

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 25, 2023 04:12 PM PDT

Description

A fun sequence! This wasp dragged an apparently paralized larva (ID TBD, separate observation) across the trail. She put it down outside the burrow and went inside, then in one quick move, pulled the larva inside (diameter of burrow exactly the same diameter!). She squeezed past and exited, then filled the opening with rocks and dirt. Presumably laid an egg down there. :-O

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What

Red Cone Gall Wasp (Feron kingi)

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obad-hai

Date

November 29, 2022 03:20 PM PST

Description

Ormyrus sp. ovipositing into gall of Andricus kingi.

Location
Valley Oak grove on west side of Trans-California Pathway.

Generation
Asexual, summer

Host Plant
Quercus lobata

Acknowledgments
@jennifer3370
@r171

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What

Valley Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa sonorina)

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lglevanik

Date

April 21, 2023 02:45 PM PDT

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marcelonpires

Date

August 3, 2022 01:35 PM PDT

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What

Oxybelus Wasps (Genus Oxybelus)

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david99

Date

August 7, 2022 01:59 PM PDT

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New World Tarantula-hawk Wasps (Genus Pepsis)

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gofthejungle

Date

July 31, 2022 07:59 PM PDT

Description

Carrying a small paralyzed tarantula

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spencerchau

Date

July 27, 2022 01:05 PM PDT

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What

Gastropods (Class Gastropoda)

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lindsayvillano

Date

July 23, 2022 02:48 PM PDT

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What

Metallic Sweat Bees (Subgenus Dialictus)

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u_phantasticus

Date

July 24, 2022 11:13 AM PDT
Other Animals

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What

Animals (Kingdom Animalia)

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shannon806

Date

July 22, 2022 03:18 PM PDT

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What

Lamarck's Nautilus (Carinaria lamarckii)

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sealovelife

Date

January 14, 2022 03:31 PM PST

Description

What is this creature?!?!? Is it part of the Salp family?

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What

Lamarck's Nautilus (Carinaria lamarckii)

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saul_lopez

Date

July 11, 2022 01:30 PM PDT

Description

Found and returned alive

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What

Sea Elephants (Superfamily Pterotracheoidea)

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bhyla

Date

May 14, 2022 08:40 AM PDT
Other Animals

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Animals (Kingdom Animalia)

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andy722

Date

May 13, 2022 11:33 AM PDT

Description

Possible Siphonophore, over 3 meters long, 2-3 meters deep, near shore

Tags

Other Animals

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What

Animals (Kingdom Animalia)

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g_heaton

Date

October 2, 2020 04:22 PM PDT

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Date

June 8, 2022 01:40 PM PDT
Other Animals

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What

Animals (Kingdom Animalia)

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melissa1453

Date

February 27, 2021 05:56 PM UTC

Description

Washed up during low tide. Jelly like, clear body, with apparent "fins" for swimming. What appeared to be a digestive tract had a purple hue.

Other Animals

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Animals (Kingdom Animalia)

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alanarama3

Date

June 19, 2022 08:54 AM PDT

Description

I have no idea what this is. iNat says squid but I dont think so.

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derailleur

Date

July 4, 2022 03:57 PM PDT

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boazsolorio

Date

April 15, 2022 04:07 PM PDT

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amidzooids

Date

January 23, 2022 08:16 AM UTC

Description

With a striped nudibranch looking for a snack.

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What

Giant Siphonophore (Praya dubia)

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isabel542

Date

April 2, 2022 12:31 PM PDT

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acastelein

Date

June 6, 2022 02:59 PM PDT

Description

Found floating in the water, took it out to get photos and then replaced. It was alive and when the purple mouthparts were touched it extended those little hooks and went for a little chomp

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natureisra

Date

May 25, 2022 12:42 PM PDT

Description

Three smaller bombus flanking a very large bombus (see index finger for scale). Perhaps the smaller ones attacked the larger one and they all died in a fight? Any experts know what could have led to this strange outcome?