Snapshot Cal Coast 2017

Hi everyone!

You’re tagged in this journal post because you’re one of the top iNaturalist observers along the California coast!

Rebecca & I wanted to let you all know that the second annual Snapshot Cal Coast is happening June 23 – July 2! It’s a statewide effort to document California coastal biodiversity to better understand changes in species ranges and to get a sense of what species occur in specific coastal sites. Snapshot Cal Coast is organized by Citizen Science at the California Academy of Sciences in partnership with the California Marine Protected Area Collaborative Network.

We’re interested in species found in the rocky intertidal, sandy beaches, dunes, docks, estuaries, coastal scrub – anything along the coast from Del Norte to San Diego! If you happen to find yourself on the coast June 23 – July 2, you can participate just by making observations – they will be automatically added to our Snapshot Cal Coast iNaturalist project. There are also quite a few events happening in support of Snapshot Cal Coast; not all are open to the public but those that are have links you can click to find out more information: Snapshot Cal Coast events.

You can also help by identifying observations made by others – we anticipate quite a few people new to iNaturalist participating in Snapshot Cal Coast, and getting IDs from folks like you will be hugely rewarding and will hopefully motivate them to keep on using iNat!

If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comments or contact either one of us.

Thanks all!
Rebecca (@rebeccafay) & Alison (@kestrel)
California Academy of Sciences Citizen Science

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Posted on 20 de junho de 2017, 12:01 AM by kestrel kestrel


I'm in.

Publicado por lorri-gong mais de 6 anos antes

That sounds fun! I'll be arriving in California on 2 July (from my home in New Zealand) so I might just be able to squeeze in some coastal observations on the last day. I can help ID beforehand.

Publicado por jon_sullivan mais de 6 anos antes

I'll give it a go this upcoming weekend.

Publicado por finatic mais de 6 anos antes

Thanks for letting me know. I will be out of town for most of those dates, but I will try to sneak something in.

Publicado por kimssight mais de 6 anos antes

I posted the San Mateo counts today as a journal post in the project. I'm in for six in San Mateo

Publicado por gyrrlfalcon mais de 6 anos antes

Thanks everyone! And looking forward to seeing you soon for many days of bioblitzing, @gyrrlfalcon!

Publicado por kestrel mais de 6 anos antes

Oh, and I believe @joelle should attend in lieu of work!

Publicado por gyrrlfalcon mais de 6 anos antes

I'm leaving for Idaho on the 21ST. But I'll try to add some observations before it ends on July 2ND.

Publicado por wild-by-nature-db mais de 6 anos antes

ha! Yes! Thanks @gyrrlfalcon ! Great butterfly counting with ye yesterday.

Publicado por joelle mais de 6 anos antes

I did my beach survey last week (Land's End, SF), and after quite a few years of no sea stars they started to appear again about 2 years ago. On Friday's survey I found two with wasting disease. I wonder if there's a way to give people a heads up, and if there's an easy way to tag infected seas stars. It can also be reported here (which is news to me)

Publicado por rudyard mais de 6 anos antes

Sweet! I'm in @kestrel! Thanks for the invite.

Publicado por ocean_beach_goth mais de 6 anos antes

Love it! I hope I can fit in a day. Thanks for the invite.

Publicado por tiyumq mais de 6 anos antes

Sounds like a wonderful project! I'll be home on the Olympic Peninsula, but will try to help with IDs. Have fun!

Publicado por wendy5 mais de 6 anos antes

Can't wait! We have a 2 day biobltiz happening up at Salt Point on the Sonoma County coastline, everyone's welcome to join us!! Here's the info:

Publicado por thefruithunter mais de 6 anos antes

What shoes do you wear for tide pooling? I'm always told to wear "sturdy" or "close-knit" shoes but I'm not entirely sure what those are. The closest I've found are trainers or sneakers but they have basically no grip on any wet surface.

Publicado por silversea_starsong mais de 6 anos antes

@silversea_starsong We always wear rubber boots for our Bay Area tidepooling - great for walking in the pools and usually good tread. Or if I'm in warmer places than the Bay Area and/or don't want to travel with rubber boots, I'll wear Chacos.

Publicado por kestrel mais de 6 anos antes

@kestrel Great, thanks. I'll have to invest in those before the next low tide.

Publicado por silversea_starsong mais de 6 anos antes

Hi! I just posted a couple dozen different pictures of seaweed (algae?) taken Monday 6/26 on El Porto Beach just south of El Segundo. I would love to see them identified -- and I'd also like to know some of the common (nonscientific) names for them. Thanks! Michele38.

Publicado por michele38 mais de 6 anos antes

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