Tag Archives: Monterey Bay

Curious Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of the curious observers, teachers and scientists working to wow and inform us. Thanks for 2016. Looking forward to your visual, verbal and written insights about our wondrous world next year. Wishing you well in 2017. Chris

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Just clouds

Celebrating the rainstorm we had overnight with clouds from past autumn storms, and hoping that we get many more rain-heavy ones to ease our ongoing drought.

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Artful sand dollars

During low-tide walks this week sand dollars (Dendraster excentricus) have been the dominant life form. Everywhere dotting the exposed sand were white tests (as in dead shells), soft deep-purple disks (the healthy live ones), and shapely sand traces (from under-sand burrowing). The feeding must be good and the living easy on … Continue reading

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Black-footed albatross feeding

On Thursday I went whale watching with FastRaft and friends. I expected to see whales — humpbacks are usually in the Monterey Bay during the summer — and there had been reports of Risso’s and other types of dolphins, too.   It … Continue reading

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