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Monday, May 4, 2009

Coastal Critters

Seal mom and pup in the cove.

Since we were not doing much abalone diving, we were taking pictures and video of the critters we came across in the air, on land, and under the sea. A sampling:


Anoher seal (sea lion?) with baby.

A - yet to be identified - white spider on a cala lily petal.
IDENTIFIED - Goldenrod Spider
This may be the prettiest spider I have ever seen.



Some gobblers our for a stroll in the rain at Sea Ranch.


I annoy some crabs under a rock on the beach.
Canadian Geese on the beach. I don't know what they are doing here. Starfish Urchins
Saw some diver harvesting these at another beach. Next time. Cormorants and gull Mussel landscape The raw bar is open. A mussel snack. A (yet to be identified) red billed sea bird... ... perhaps a plover?
I'll update this post with formal identifications as they are determined. Suggested ID's are welcomed in the comments. First with a correct confirmed ID of bird or spider will win a prestigous credit in the updated post.

UPDATE: Looks like the spider is a female Misumena Vatia - the goldenrod spider.

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