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Browse by Genus: 173 species


Acanthancora

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Cobalt sponge

Acanthancora cyanocrypta


Also known as:
Deep blue sponge

Actitus

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Spotted Sandpiper

Actitus macularia


Aechmophorus

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Western Grebe

Aechmophorus occidentalis


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Clark's Grebe

Aechmophorus clarkii


Anthopleura

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Giant green anemone

Anthopleura xanthogrammica


Also known as:
Giant tidepool anemone, solitary anemone
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Sunburst anemone

Anthopleura sola


Also known as:
Solitary anemone, Starburst anemone

Anthus

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American Pipit

Anthus rubescens


Also known as:
Water Pipit, Buff-bellied Pipit

Aphriza

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Surfbird

Aphriza virgata


Aplysia

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California seahare

Aplysia californica


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Black seahare

Aplysia vaccaria


Arctocephalus

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Guadalupe Fur Seal

Arctocephalus townsendi


Also known as:
California Fur Seal

Ardea

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Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias


Also known as:
Blue Heron
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Great Egret

Ardea alba


Also known as:
Great White Egret, American Egret, Common Egret, Kōtuku (New Zealand), Grande Aigrette (French), Garza blanca, Garza grande, Garza real (Spanish)

Arenaria

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Black Turnstone

Arenaria melanocephala


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Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres


Balaenoptera

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Blue Whale

Balaenoptera musculus


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Minke Whale

Balaenoptera acutorostrata


Also known as:
Little Piked Whale, Lesser Rorqual

Balanophyllia

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Orange Cup Coral

Balanophyllia elegans


Botryocladia

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Sea Grapes

Botryocladia pseudodichotoma


Bucephala

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Bufflehead

Bucephala albeola


Also known as:
Buffalo Head

Calidris

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Sanderling

Calidris alba


Also known as:
Peep
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Western Sandpiper

Calidris mauri


Also known as:
Peep
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Least Sandpiper

Calidris minutilla


Also known as:
Peep
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Dunlin

Calidris alpina


Also known as:
Red-backed Sandpiper

Callorhinus

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Northern Fur Seal

Callorhinus ursinus


Cancer

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Dungeness Crab

Cancer magister


Also known as:
Pacific edible crab, Market Crab

Catoptrophorus

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Willet

Catoptrophorus semipalmatus


Also known as:
White-wings (Nova Scotia)

Cepphus

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Pigeon guillemot

Cepphus columba


Also known as:
Sea pigeon

Cerorhinca

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Rhinoceros Auklet

Cerorhinca monocerata


Also known as:
Rhino Auklet

Charadrius

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Snowy Plover

Charadrius alexandrinus


Also known as:
Kentish Plover
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Killdeer

Charadrius vociferus


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Semipalmated Plover

Charadrius semipalmatus


Chlorostoma

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Black Turban Snail

Chlorostoma funebralis


Chondracanthus

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Turkish Towel

Chondracanthus exasperatus


Codium

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Dead Man's Fingers

Codium fragile


Also known as:
Sea Staghorn, Felty Fingers, Sponge Weed

Cryptochiton

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Gumboot chiton

Cryptochiton stelleri


Also known as:
Giant chiton

Cryptopleura

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Grape Tongue

Cryptopleura ruprechtiana


Also known as:
Hidden Rib, Ruche

Cucumaria

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Orange sea cucumber

Cucumaria miniata


Also known as:
Red sea cucumber

Cystoseira

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Chainbladder Kelp

Cystoseira osmundacea


Also known as:
Bladder Chain Kelp

Delphinus

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Common Dolphin

Delphinus delphis


Also known as:
Short-Beaked Common Dolphin

Dosidicus

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Humboldt squid

Dosidicus gigas


Also known as:
jumbo squid, jumbo flying squid

Egregia

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Feather Boa Kelp

Egregia menziesii


Egretta

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Snowy Egret

Egretta thula


Eisenia

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Southern sea palm

Eisenia arborea


Also known as:
Forked kelp

Embiotoca

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Black Perch

Embiotoca jacksoni


Also known as:
Butterlips, Buttermouth Perch
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Striped Perch

Embiotoca lateralis


Also known as:
Striped Seaperch, Blue Perch, Blue Surfperch

Enhydra

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Southern Sea Otter

Enhydra lutris nereis


Also known as:
California Sea Otter, Sea Otter

Eschrichtius

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Gray Whale

Eschrichtius robustus


Also known as:
Grey Whale, Devilfish

Eudistylia

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Feather duster worm

Eudistylia polymorpha


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Vancouver feather duster worm

Eudistylia vancouveri


Eumetopias

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Steller Sea Lion

Eumetopias jubatus


Also known as:
Northern Sea Lion

Evasterias

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False ochre star

Evasterias troschelii


Fratercula

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Tufted Puffin

Fratercula cirrhata


Also known as:
Sea Parrot, Crested Puffin

Fucus

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Bladderwrack

Fucus gardneri


Also known as:
Rockweed, Popweed

Fulica

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American Coot

Fulica americana


Also known as:
Marsh hen, Mud hen

Fulmarus

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Northern Fulmar

Fulmarus glacialis


Gavia

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Common Loon

Gavia immer


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Pacific Loon

Gavia pacifica


Grampus

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Risso's Dolphin

Grampus griseus


Gymnogyps

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California Condor

Gymnogyps californianus


Haematopus

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Black Oystercatcher

Haematopus bachmani


Haliotis

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Red Abalone

Haliotis rufescens


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Flat Abalone

Haliotis walallensis


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Black Abalone

Haliotis cracherodii


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Pinto abalone

Haliotis kamtschatkana


Also known as:
Northern abalone

Halosaccion

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Sea Sacs

Halosaccion glandiforme


Also known as:
Dead Man's Fingers, Salt Sacs

Hermissenda

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Horned Aeolid

Hermissenda crassicornis


Also known as:
Thick-horned Hermissenda
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Opalescent Aeolid

Hermissenda opalescens


Hexagrammos

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Kelp Greenling

Hexagrammos decagrammus


Himantopus

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Black-necked Stilt

Himantopus mexicanus


Also known as:
Daddy Longlegs, Stilts, Longshanks

Hypsypops

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Garibaldi

Hypsypops rubicundus


Also known as:
Garibaldi Damselfish

Kelletia

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Kellet's whelk

Kelletia kelletii


Also known as:
California conch

Laminaria

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Setchell's kelp

Laminaria setchellii


Also known as:
Split Blade Kelp, Southern Stiff-Stiped Kelp

Larus

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Western Gull

Larus occidentalis


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Heermannís Gull

Larus heermanni


Also known as:
White-headed Gull
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California Gull

Larus californicus


Limosa

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Marbled Godwit

Limosa fedoa


Also known as:
Aguja canela, Picopando canelo, Aguja moteado, Zarapito moteado (Spanish)

Lissodelphis

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Northern Right Whale Dolphin

Lissodelphis borealis


Loligo

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California Market Squid

Loligo opalescens


Also known as:
Opalescent inshore squid

Lottia

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Owl limpet

Lottia gigantea


Also known as:
Giant owl limpet

Loxorhynchus

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Masking crab

Loxorhynchus crispatus


Also known as:
Moss crab, decorator crab, spider crab

Macrocystis

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Giant Kelp

Macrocystis pyrifera


Megaptera

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Humpback Whale

Megaptera novaeangliae


Melanitta

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Surf Scoter

Melanitta perspicillata


Also known as:
Skunk-headed coot

Membranipora

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Kelp encrusting bryozoan

Membranipora tuberculata


Also known as:
Lacy crust bryozoan, Kelp lace bryozoan, Encrusting bryozoan, sea mat

Mergus

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Red-breasted Merganser

Mergus serrator


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Common Merganser

Mergus merganser


Metridium

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Giant plumed anemone

Metridium farcimen


Also known as:
Plumose anemone, Metridium

Mirounga

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Northern Elephant Seal

Mirounga angustirostris


Also known as:
Sea Elephant

Mola

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Ocean Sunfish

Mola mola


Montereina

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Sea lemon

Montereina nobilis


Also known as:
Nudibranch, noble dorid, sea slug

Mytilus

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California Mussel

Mytilus californianus


Also known as:
Blue mussel, California sea mussel

Nereocystis

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Bull Kelp

Nereocystis luetkeana


Also known as:
Bullwhip Kelp, Orange Head, Ribbon Kelp

Numenius

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Whimbrel

Numenius phaeopus


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Long-billed Curlew

Numenius americanus


Also known as:
Sicklebird, Sicklebill, Big Curlew, Hen Curlew, Candlestick bird

Nycticorax

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Black-crowned Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax


Octopus

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Red octopus

Octopus rubescens


Also known as:
Ruby octopus, East Pacific red octopus

Ophiodon

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Lingcod

Ophiodon elongatus


Also known as:
Ling, Pacific cultus

Ophiothrix

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Spiny brittle star

Ophiothrix spiculata


Also known as:
Brittle star, serpent star, snake star

Orcinus

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Killer Whale

Orcinus orca


Also known as:
Orca, Sea Wolf

Pagurus

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Blueband hermit crab

Pagurus samuelis


Also known as:
Hermit crab, blueband hermit

Pandion

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Osprey

Pandion haliaetus


Also known as:
Sea hawk, fish hawk, fish eagle

Parastichopus

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Warty sea cucumber

Parastichopus parvimensis


Also known as:
Sea cucumber
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California sea cucumber

Parastichopus californicus


Also known as:
California stichopus

Patiria

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Bat star

Patiria miniata


Pelecanus

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Brown Pelican

Pelecanus occidentalis


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American White Pelican

Pelecanus erythrorhynchos


Also known as:
White Pelican, Rough-billed Pelican, Peliano Nortamericano (Spanish)

Pelvetiopsis

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Dwarf Rockweed

Pelvetiopsis limitata


Also known as:
Little Rockweed, Small Rockweed

Phalacrocorax

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Brandt's Cormorant

Phalacrocorax penicillatus


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Double Crested Cormorant

Phalacrocorax auritus


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Pelagic Cormorant

Phalacrocorax pelagicus


Also known as:
Bairdís Cormorant, Amchitka Cormorant, Pelagic Shag, Kenyonís Shag, Cormoran Pelagique (French), Cormorán pelágico (Spanish)

Phalaropus

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Red Phalarope

Phalaropus fulicarius


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Red-necked Phalarope

Phalaropus lobatus


Phoca

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Harbor Seal

Phoca vitulina


Also known as:
Common Seal, Kuril Seal

Phoebastria

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Black-footed Albatross

Phoebastria nigripes


Also known as:
Gooney bird, Goonie bird, Goony bird, Mollymawk
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Laysan Albatross

Phoebastria immutabilis


Also known as:
Gooney bird, Goonie bird, Goony bird

Phyllospadix

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Surfgrass

Phyllospadix torreyi


Also known as:
Torrey's surfgrass

Physeter

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Sperm Whale

Physeter macrocephalus


Also known as:
Cachalot

Pisaster

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Ochre Sea Star

Pisaster ochraceus


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Giant Spined Star

Pisaster giganteus


Also known as:
Giant Sea Star
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Short-spined sea star

Pisaster brevispinus


Also known as:
Pink sea star

Pleurophycus

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Broad-rib kelp

Pleurophycus gardneri


Also known as:
Gardner's kelp

Pluvialis

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Black-bellied Plover

Pluvialis squatarola


Also known as:
Grey Plover (Europe)

Podiceps

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Eared Grebe

Podiceps nigricollis


Also known as:
Black-necked Grebe (British Isles), Hell-diver, Water-witch
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Horned Grebe

Podiceps auritus


Podilymbus

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Pied-billed Grebe

Podilymbus podiceps


Also known as:
dabchick, devil-diver, dive-dapper, hell-diver, and water witch

Postelsia

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Sea Palm

Postelsia palmaeformis


Prionace

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Blue Shark

Prionace glauca


Pterygophora

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Winged Kelp

Pterygophora californica


Also known as:
California Sea Palm, Northern Sea Palm

Ptychoramphus

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Cassinís Auklet

Ptychoramphus aleuticus


Puffinus

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Sooty Shearwater

Puffinus griseus


Also known as:
Muttonbird, Titi
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Buller's Shearwater

Puffinus bulleri


Also known as:
New Zealand Shearwater, Grey-backed Shearwater, Buller's Shearwater
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Pink-footed Shearwater

Puffinus creatopus


Pugettia

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Northern Kelp Crab

Pugettia producta


Pycnopodia

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Sunflower Star

Pycnopodia helianthoides


Also known as:
Sun star, Sunflower starfish, Many-legged sunflower, Twenty-rayed star

Rallus

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Clapper Rail

Rallus longirostris


Also known as:
California Clapper Rail

Recurvirostra

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American Avocet

Recurvirostra americana


Also known as:
Blue shanks

Rhinogobiops

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Blackeye Goby

Rhinogobiops nicholsii


Also known as:
Crested Goby, Large-scale Goby

Sebastes

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Blue Rockfish

Sebastes mystinus


Also known as:
Blue Cod
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Kelp Rockfish

Sebastes atrovirens


Also known as:
Kelp Cod, Rocot
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Gopher Rockfish

Sebastes carnatus


Also known as:
Gopher Cod, Rocot
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Black and Yellow Rockfish

Sebastes chrysomelas


Also known as:
China Cod, Rock cod
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Vermilion Rockfish

Sebastes miniatus


Also known as:
Red Snapper, Red Rock Cod
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Black rockfish

Sebastes melanops


Also known as:
Black Bass, Black Rock Cod, Black Snapper
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Copper rockfish

Sebastes caurinus


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Deacon rockfish

Sebastes diaconus


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Bocaccio

Sebastes paucispinis


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Canary rockfish

Sebastes pinniger


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China rockfish

Sebastes nebulosus


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Brown rockfish

Sebastes auriculatus


Also known as:
Bolinas
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Grass rockfish

Sebastes rastrelliger


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Treefish

Sebastes serriceps


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Calico rockfish

Sebastes dallii


Semicossyphus

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California Sheephead

Semicossyphus pulcher


Also known as:
Sheepie, Redfish, Humpy

Sterna

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Caspian Tern

Sterna caspia


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Forster's Tern

Sterna forsteri


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Elegant Tern

Sterna elegans


Strongylocentrotus

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Purple sea urchin

Strongylocentrotus purpuratus


Also known as:
California purple urchin, purple urchin
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Red sea urchin

Strongylocentrotus franciscanus


Styela

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Stalked tunicate

Styela montereyensis


Also known as:
Long-Stalked Sea squirt, Monterey stalked tunicate

Synthliboramphus

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Ancient Murrelet

Synthliboramphus antiquus


Synthlibroramphus

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Xantus' Murrelet

Synthlibroramphus hypoleucus


Tethya

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Orange puffball sponge

Tethya californiana


Triakis

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Leopard Shark

Triakis semifasciata


Tringa

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Wandering Tattler

Tringa incana


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Lesser Yellowlegs

Tringa flavipes


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Greater Yellowlegs

Tringa melanoleuca


Also known as:
Telltale, Tattler, Yelper

Uria

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Common Murre

Uria aalge


Also known as:
Common Guillemot

Urticina

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White Spotted Rose Anemone

Urticina lofotensis


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Fish-eating anemone

Urticina piscivora


Velella

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By the wind sailor

Velella velella


Also known as:
Sailing jelly, jellyfish

Zalophus

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California Sea Lion

Zalophus californianus


Also known as:
Lobo-marino californiano [Spanish]

Zostera

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Eelgrass

Zostera marina


Also known as:
seawrack, Zostera