Andy Frank

Sunday, June 28, 2009


There have been some very low tides recently and we took advantage of it to go tidepooling. At the top is a Sea Lemon, a type of nudibranch.

The second one was something we had never seen and at first couldn't figure out what it was. We even showed a photo to two naturalists at Cape Perpetua visitor center and they didn't know what it was. Fortunately we had Amy who looked very closely at them and saw that each "tube" was divided into multiple compartments and they appeared to have small red eyes, and from something she had previously seen, she concluded they were squid. With further research on line, she confirmed that these were Humboldt Squid eggs!

The third one down was only about 1/2 inch long and thus not very impressive when first seen, but with the photo enlarging it, we got to see the details of this amazing Opalescent Nudibranch.

Last is a typical scene from our outings in Yachats, with numerous Ochre Seastars in some of their more common colors.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cackling Goose

This Cackling Goose was seen at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens.Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Wink Gross, John Fitchen and I found this GRAY CATBIRD on Kelly Spring Road in Wasco County. The bird was very vocal, singing frequently, but fairly secretive allowing generally only brief looks.
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