The ocean was a bit churned up today (5 March 2021) ahead of cold front that will bring some rain tonight.
Friday, March 5, 2021
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021
Another in the tubeworm series — this one with beautiful golden stripes and blue tips! Spirobranchus spinosus photographed in the Carmel area on 26 February 2021.
P.S. Refer to first post called "Magic blue spiral" on 27 February 2021.
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Saturday, February 27, 2021
We were long overdue on a survey that we needed to get done in Monterey County, so we made a quick day-trip down to the Carmel area this week. Thankfully, we were able to finish the survey in a few hours, and at the very end of it Eric spotted this beautiful tube worm in a tidepool. Although time was short, he managed to take this wonderful photo. Meet Spirobranchus spinosus! This is a more southern species, but we'll be on the lookout to see if any show up in Bodega Bay in the future.
Isn't the blue color amazing? The tentacles of this species aren't always blue, and I hope to show some of the color variation in another post.