Informing and inspiring everyone about California’s underwater world
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...
c.2016 Judith Lea Garfield
From my many years of scuba diving, I’ve found countless debris cast off or lost by humans to the underwater world. Landfill items include the gross (used adhesive bandages, condoms), the “no-surprise-there” (flip-flops, sunglasses, fishing...
A Western grebe. c.Dominic Sherony
I was sprinting toward the water for my evening swim when I detected a bird, actually a Western grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis), in distress. It was crouched on the sand where the tide washed in and out. I know how sensitive I am when strangers,...
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To share my knowledge with readers through photographic documentation and writing that blends personal experience, humor, and current science research.