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Northern Elephant seal
Mirounga angustirostris

"One...singular sensation..."

December 5, 2009

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Beached!

December 5, 2009

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Marine torpedo

December 5, 2009

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Seal-o-wet

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This bull takes a water break

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Profile of pachydermal pinniped

elephant seal
December 26, 2008

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When elephant seals are happy

mirounga
December 26, 2008

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When elephant seals sing

mirounga

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When seals impersonate Durante - "Hachacha"

seal

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When elephant seals go undercover

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Rat nose

seal

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Sexual dimorphism

seal

Sexual dimorphism of male elephant seals is seen in

+ size
+ elongated proboscus
+ chest shield - used in dominance confrontations
+ a variety of behaviors including migrational patterns, haul out duration and timing, establishment of dominance, etc.

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Classic sand flippage

seal

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Sin-seal-ly yours, Ellie

seal
Weaner, December 22, 2009

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Harbor seal fur

seal
Weaner, December 22, 2009

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Spiral web

December 11, 2010

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Fungi

Mario's mushroom

fungi

Amanita muscaria
taken December 21-22, 2009 in Año Nuevo
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Orange mushroom

Amanita muscaria December 11, 2010

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Red mushroom - russula?

mushroom

December 11, 2010

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Snail on fungus

mushroom

December 11, 2010

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Bob cat close encounter

Ok, so it's stuffed. What did you think?
December 11, 2010

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Bunny

bunny

December 5, 2009
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Woodpecker eatery

woodpecker

December 11, 2010

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Day's end

sunset

December 11, 2010

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Older pix

Surfer's beach

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The wave

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Pacific tree frog

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Low altitude fly-over

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Ocean spray

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Waves and wings

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Flora

Lupining for summer

Lupinus arboreus (yellow bush lupine)

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As rare as a lupine's fang

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Flower ball

flower
Buckwheat (Eriogonum)
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Verbena, verdad?

flower
Yellow verbena
Abronia latifolia
family: Nyctaginaceae
It seems somewhat surprising that yellow or sand verbena is not in the verbena family???

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Pining away

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Flora and fauna

Thistle while you work

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Ant-y-podal positioning

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A willow with a lot of gall

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Fauna

Harried in the marsh

harrier
Northern Harrier
Circus cyaneus
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Circle of life

sand

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Lazy as a lizard?

lizard

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Initial Lyme of defense

lizard
In a curious bit of disease ecology, the western fence lizard appears to protect against Lyme disease.

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Invertebrates

Fuzzy wuzzy

caterpillar

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Apparently not from the white album

beetle

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Mussel

mussel

"It's alive!"
December 11, 2010

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Whale chow

Amphipod

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ET foam home

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License to krill

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Foam

Foam and function

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Curious foamation

foam

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Sand

Dune stabilization

sand

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Patterns in the sand

sand

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Coyote v deer

sand

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Invertebrate sand writing

sand

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The shifting sands

sand

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Back on the beach

back

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Geology

Fools seek gold in vein

pyrite

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Stone and concretions

concretions

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Ironing out some hard issues

iron

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The steppes of Año Nuevo

iron

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Bob

Bob and ele skull

sand

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Bob and elephantine companion

December 5, 2009

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Bob and Ellie - close encounter

(also stuffed)
December 11, 2010

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Scapes - land and sea

Coastal rockery ("Rookery?")

rookery

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Ocean view

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North Point

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The wave

sand

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Año Nuevo - docent training
(Autumn 2009)

Mentor mentee potluck

docent class

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Chuck!

docent class

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Fay explicates

docent class

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Landmarks
(Autumn, 2009)

Learning the ropes

sand

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The Roost

docent class

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A sign of wild elephant seals

docent class

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Roger takes aim - look out elephant seals

docent class

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Graduation!
(December 5, 2009)

Claudia violates the 25 foot rule

docent class

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Male marine minstel - "Going back to Año Nuevo"

docent class

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As the sun sets rapidly

sunset

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into Año Nuevo Island

sunset

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Yes, but is it art?

sunset
December 5, 2009

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Creatures

+ Seals

+ Sea otters

+ Elephants

+ Animals

Fungi

+ Año Nuevo fungi

Places

+ Año Nuevo

+ Elkhorn Slough

+ Pigeon Point

Geography

+ Mountains

+ Islands

+ Sun and Moon

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Other relevant links

San Mateo Coast Natural History Association (SMCNHA)

Año Nuevo State Park

Friends of the elephant seal

Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP)

Hopkins Marine Station

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel

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modified: October 15, 2014
created: September 23, 2009 (from baylands.html)
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