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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Lounging lions and drifting bells

Two more images from the boat trip on 30 July 2016:

We had nice views of a large male Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubata) among the much more common California Sea Lions on Bodega Rock (off the southern tip of Bodega Head).  Look for the larger, paler individual (with short snout) in the photo above.  (Male Steller Sea Lions can reach lengths of ~3 meters (~10 feet).

And there were quite a few large Egg-yolk Jellies (Phacellophora camtschatica) offshore.  Some of these jellies looked like they were reaching maximum size with bell diameters of ~60 cm (~2 feet).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of egg yolk jellies!! Cool looking.