Surf Beach, San Onofre State Park, San Diego Co., CA

Under Construction (Captions incomplete)

Spring, 2003 (May 23)


Surf Beach near nuclear plant

Surf or Old Man Beach

Popular for long-boarders

Drift feather boa kelp

Drift giant bull kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera)

Kelp-encrusting bryozoans (Membranipora membranacea)

Membranipora colonies closer

Kelp holdfast and sporophylls

Nuttall's hornmouth (Ceratostoma nuttalli)

Mopalia sp. (to be identified)

Lepidozona pectinulata

Lepidozona pectinulata

Lepidochitona keepiana (largest is 10mm length)

Conspicuous chitons (Stenoplax conspicua

Stenoplax conspicua

Stenoplax conspicua

Stenoplax conspicua

Stenoplax conspicua

Stenoplax conspicua

Stenoplax conspicua

Stenoplax conspicua

Stenoplax conspicua with small commensal snails, Teinostoma invallata or Vitrinella oldroydi

Stenoplax conspicua

Stenoplax conspicua

Stenoplax conspicua

Lottia strigatella is common on high-mid zone cobbles

Lottia strigatella

Crab molt (Lophopanopeus leucomanus leucomanus)

Yellow-spotted aglaja (Aglaja ocelligera)

Notoplana acticola

Enchiridium punctatum

Flatworm (? Alloioplana californica) was eating a 5 mm snail

Notoplana acticola

Hoon and Tina

Matt and Ryan

Jordan and Wes

Hoon and Cristina

Cristina stretches for set

Casualty

Fire pit and BBQ

Fire starters

Toasted bandana

Campfire fun
 

Guest fire engineer

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