Informing and inspiring everyone about California’s underwater world
cattle egret at La Jolla Shores.  c.TideLines.org
This is supposed to be the Shores, not the Savannah. Nevertheless, the second week of June, I arrived to the beach at daybreak and saw what I thought was a snowy egret standing in front of the bathrooms. Odd that it wasn’t foraging at the shoreline...
R/V Robert Gordon Sproul: c.UCSD-SIO
What comes of a scientific cruise once researchers return to port? In my first article (Scripps research on biofuels motors close to home__Part 1), readers traveled with me on Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s R/V Sproul as I helped carry out...
Polyclad flatworm (<em>Pseudobiceros sp.</em>) c.2016 Judith Lea Garfield
There’s nothing like getting stabbed in the back, although for polyclad flatworms it’s one of the facts of life. Not just literally but figuratively, too, because stabbing is integral to the way they reproduce. Polyclads stab and get stabbed (called...
Brown booby on La Jolla bluff. c.Rosemary Tu
I’ve been gazing at a pair of boobies. Not that kind! I mean subtropical brown booby seabirds (Sula leucogaster) loafing on the bluffs and paddling in the sea in what I consider my territory. Mind you, I’m not a bird dog kind of dog. Aeronautical...
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To share my knowledge with readers through photographic documentation and writing that blends personal experience, humor, and current science research.