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Año Nuevo 2014

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+ Coyote (Canis latrans)
+ Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris)
+ Deer
+ Other mammals
+ Birds
+ Reptiles
+ Insects
+ Flora
+ Fungi
+ Caves
+ Docents
+ Sunset

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+ Año Nuevo pictures
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+ Año Nuevo 2013
+ Año Nuevo 2014
+ Piedras Blancas
+ Pigeon Point
+ Route 1

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Opening Day, 2014

When elephant seals pretend they are whales

opening day
Check out those eyebrows
December 15, 2014

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Mr. Bubbles

mr. bubbles
December 15, 2014

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In the grass

in the grass
December 15, 2014

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The lunge

the lunge
December 15, 2014

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Calling

calling
December 15, 2014

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Eye contact

eye contact
December 15, 2014

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Tete a tete

tete a tete
December 15, 2014

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Profile

profile
December 15, 2014

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Face

face
And a self-portrait
December 15, 2014

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Lupine

lupine
December 15, 2014

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Erosion

erosion
December 15, 2014

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Docent Day, December 14, 2014

Touching encounter

touching encounter
December 14, 2014

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Fay and Bob

fay and bob
December 14, 2014

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Docents on a hill

docents on a hill
December 14, 2014

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En route

en route
December 14, 2014

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Nap time - again

nap time
December 14, 2014

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Snail and shadow

snail and shadow
Spiral shell
December 14, 2014

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Snail and shadow redux

snail and shadow
December 14, 2014

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Mushrooms in the sand

mushrooms in the sand
December 14, 2014

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Water bubbling up

water bubbling up
December 14, 2014

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Circle of death

circle of death
December 14, 2014

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whale fossil
May 18, 2014

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whale fossil
May 18, 2014

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whale fossil
May 18, 2014

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Madonna in stone

whale fossil
May 18, 2014

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scallop
May 18, 2014

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E-seal

e seal
May 18, 2014

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Starfish

starfish
May 18, 2014

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Starfish

starfish
May 18, 2014

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Crustacean

crustacean
May 18, 2014

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Anemone

anemone
May 18, 2014

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Coyote

Stroll on the beach

coyote
Coyote
Canis latrans
May 25, 2014

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Unphased

coyote and elephant seals
May 25, 2014

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Seal tartar

coyote eating dead elephant seal
May 25, 2014

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Coyote: the prints of Año

coyote print
January 5, 2014

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Elephant seals

E-seal E-merging

eseal emerging
Northern Elephant Seal
Mirounga angustirostris
March, 2014

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Elephant seal calling (on the trunk line)

eseal calling
Northern Elephant Seal
Mirounga angustirostris
January 5, 2014

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Elephant seal at water's edge

eseal at water's edge
Northern Elephant Seal
Mirounga angustirostris
January 5, 2014

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Sand flipping mom and newborn

sand flipping mom and pup
Genitourinary tract labeled
Northern Elephant Seal
Mirounga angustirostris
January 5, 2014

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Shield and trunk

shield and trunk
Northern Elephant Seal
Mirounga angustirostris
January 5, 2014

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"Did you hear the one about the docent, the ranger, and the elephant seal?"

two close
Northern Elephant Seal
Mirounga angustirostris
January 5, 2014

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"Oh I just can't wait to be beach master."

pup
Northern Elephant Seal
Mirounga angustirostris
January 26, 2014

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How sand storms start

sand flipping
Northern Elephant Seal
Mirounga angustirostris
January 26, 2014

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Afterbirth frenzy

afterbirth
Northern Elephant Seal
Mirounga angustirostris
January 26, 2014

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Flippage

sand flipping
February 16, 2014

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Cut by a cookie cutter

e-seal with cookie cutter shark bite
E-seal with cookie cutter shark bite
April 13, 2014

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Up to her neck in pollution

e-seal with neck scar
E-seal with neck scar from human debris
May 25, 2014

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Deer

Two deer

two deer
Black-tailed deer Odorcoileus hemionus columbianus)
January 5, 2014

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I am ignoring you

black-tailed deer
Black-tailed deer Odorcoileus hemionus columbianus)
January 5, 2014

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OK, now you have my attention

black-tailed deer
Black-tailed deer Odorcoileus hemionus columbianus)
January 5, 2014

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Other mammals

Whale skull

whale skull
February 16, 2014

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Birds

Looking for a parking place

pelican landing
Brown pelican
July 20 2014

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Reptiles

Against the grain

western fence lizard
Western fence lizard
March 2014

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The garter of SF

SF garter
San Francisco garter snake
July 20 2014

OK, so this is not the greatest SF garter picture.
But it does have a great story. See below
(Also it is my first garter picture of the year.)

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Ophidian adornment

SF garter tatoo
This is the woman who spotted the snake (or at least her arm.).
She had a San Francisco garter snake tatoo - though she had never seen one before!
She found this young specimen right by the sign indicating where they hang out.
Although the snake is brightly colored and was only a few feet away, it was incredibly well-camoflaged - even when she pointed it out.

She claimed she looked carefully on her way out to the point, but did not see anything.
On the way back, her GPS on her phone started to give her audible instructions - she realized she had forgotten to turn off the sound.
Her phone instructed her to go 1000 feet forward on the trail - which took her right back to the SF garter snake sign by the pond.
She figured she better carefully look again - and that is when she spotted it.

July 20 2014

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Insects

Tussock

tussock caterpillar
Tussock moth caterppilllar
April 13, 2014

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Dragonfly

dragonfly
September, 2014

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Flora

Pine cone

pine cone
Pine cone
2014

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California buckwheat

buckwheat
Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum)
July 20, 2014

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Fungi

Alice's mushroom

amanita
Amanita muscaria
Año Nuevo
Noveber 15, 2014

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Alice's mushroom

amanita
Año Nuevo
Noveber 15, 2014

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Doubly poisonous

amanita muscaria and poison oak
Amanita muscaria and poison oak
April 13, 2014

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Mushroom in sand

mushroom in sand
April 13, 2014

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Cave walk

Caving into Año Nuevo

cave
May 18, 2014
Low tide, sunrise walk with Mike Merritt and fellow docents

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Bob caves in

cave
May 18, 2014
Low tide, sunrise walk with Mike Merritt and fellow docents

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Docents

"Oh no, Mike is still growing."

mike and docents
May 18, 2014
Low tide, sunrise walk with Mike Merritt and fellow docents

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Mike and Julie

mike and julie
January 26, 2014

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Docent quorum

docent
Selfie with tripod (or would this be considered a "groupie")
January 26, 2014

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Photographing Nature

Posing by the Point Arena

photographing nature
November 15, 2014

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Pointing away from the Point

photographing nature
Photographing Nature class
November 15, 2014

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photographing nature
November 15, 2014

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Volunteer appreciation party

Park staff

park staff
Ides Hall, Pescadero
November 2, 2014

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Skit

park staff skit
Ides Hall, Pescadero
November 2, 2014

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ziad, bob, lorrie, mike
Ziad, Bob, Lorrie, Mike
Ides Hall, Pescadero
November 2, 2014
photo by Joe Vela

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Viruses in the News day at Año

Nabila and Emily

nabila and emily
September 7, 2014

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VITN on the beach

vitn on the beach
September 7, 2014

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Kelp jumping

kelp jumping
September 7, 2014

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Flying

Bob takes the bull by the kelp

bob kelp jumping
September 7, 2014

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Lotus notice

lotus notice
September 7, 2014

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Sunset

Sunset

sunset
unmodified except for resize
February 21, 2014

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Sunset

sunset
unmodified except for cropped and resize
January 5, 2014

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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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External relevant links

Coastside State Parks Association (formerly 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: December 18, 2014
created: January 21, 2014 (from anonuevo2013)
Contact: siegelr@stanford.edu
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