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0 0 Orca

Orca

by MachiAlaska, USA

we also saw a few on the way to Afognak ...

0 0 Slime Mold

Slime Mold

by MachiAlaska, USA

White fruiting bodies with black "stems"

3 0 Coral Fungus

Coral Fungus

by MachiAlaska, USA

Small, yellowish coral fungus with many branches

1 0 Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale

by MachiAlaska, USA

One of several we saw in this bay

0 0 Salmon Louse

Salmon Louse

by MachiAlaska, USA

They came off either pink or silver salmon offshore near

0 0 Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel

by MachiAlaska, USA

Though not rare, they are typically only seen offshore so they aren't often ...

0 0 Centric Diatom

Centric Diatom

by MachiAlaska, USA

Rectangular-shaped diatom with a spike at each end and this round structure ...

0 0 Spotting

Spotting

by MachiAlaska, USA

I believe this could be a chain/colony of phytoplankton. The shape is more like ...

0 0 Spotting

Spotting

by MachiAlaska, USA

Navicula? Nitzschia? I think in any case it is likely a marine diatom (algae). ...

0 0 Marine Diatom

Marine Diatom

by MachiAlaska, USA

Long, thin algae with pointed tips forming chains in some cases, but many of ...

0 0 Marine Diatom

Marine Diatom

by MachiAlaska, USA

Less common than some of the other algae species we observed under the ...

0 0 Pennate Diatom

Pennate Diatom

by MachiAlaska, USA

Thin diatoms that have pointed tips and instead of a straight overlap, they ...

0 0 Spotting

Spotting

by MachiAlaska, USA

Chains of cells with rounded, capsule-shaped structures in each cell. I think ...

2 0 Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale

by MachiAlaska, USA

A pair of humpbacks that seemed to be moving out of the area and did a couple ...

4 2 Double-crested Cormorants (Nesting)

Double-crested Cormorants (Nesting)

by MachiAlaska, USA

There were many of them nesting on the crags of these rock columns. Their beaks ...

0 0 Snakeberry

Snakeberry

by MachiAlaska, USA

No flowers present, but the leaf shape is pretty distinctive.

3 0 Shamrock Orbweaver

Shamrock Orbweaver

by MachiAlaska, USA

Brown orbweaver with white spots and black bands on the legs

1 1 Harbor Porpoise

Harbor Porpoise

by MachiAlaska, USA

A pair of them were swimming in a protected area between islands. They surfaced ...

0 0 Pomarine Jaeger

Pomarine Jaeger

by MachiAlaska, USA

Seen in the distance, but I determined Pomarine rather than Parasitic Jaeger ...

0 0 Dinoflagellate

Dinoflagellate

by MachiAlaska, USA

I think this may be a side view or a different species from my other spotting ...

0 0 Spotting

Spotting

by MachiAlaska, USA

Not really sure what this is.. My best guess is some sort of crustacean or ...

0 0 Marine Diatom

Marine Diatom

by MachiAlaska, USA

Members of this genus were the most common plankton in this sample. These ones ...

1 0 Marine Diatom

Marine Diatom

by MachiAlaska, USA

Coscinodiscus? It was the only one like it that I observed in this sample that ...

0 0 Marine Diatoms

Marine Diatoms

by MachiAlaska, USA

This chain of diatoms looked different than some of the others I saw, as the ...

0 0 Mosaic Darner

Mosaic Darner

by MachiAlaska, USA

In the last photo, you can see the dragonfly in my previous spotting. I found ...

7 0 Steller sea lion

Steller sea lion

by MachiAlaska, USA

I was surprised to see these sea lions so high up on a rock. It must take them ...

4 2 Kodiak Brown Bear

Kodiak Brown Bear

by MachiAlaska, USA

We came upon three bears together surrounded by a large flock of ducks. One was ...

2 0 Hedgehog Mushroom

Hedgehog Mushroom

by MachiAlaska, USA

Pale peach cap, white toothed underside. The stipes seemed to have little ...

3 1 Dinoflagellate

Dinoflagellate

by MachiAlaska, USA

These are really interesting as they can photosynthesize and they can also move ...

2 0 Marine Copepod

Marine Copepod

by MachiAlaska, USA

There were quite a few copepods in this seawater sample. I believe this is a ...

3 0 Radiolarian Skeleton

Radiolarian Skeleton

by MachiAlaska, USA

Though it was just a skeleton, it was one of the more interesting finds in this ...

1 0 Roosevelt Elk

Roosevelt Elk

by Michelle ParishOregon, USA

. They live in the rain forests of the Pacific Northwest and were introduced to ...

0 0 Horned Puffin

Horned Puffin

by MachiAlaska, USA

This is the first time I have seen them on land. There were several on this ...

1 0 Prickly Coast Bedstraw

Prickly Coast Bedstraw

by MachiAlaska, USA

The tiny, four-petaled flowers and seeds that stick to your clothes are ...

0 0 Shy Maiden

Shy Maiden

by MachiAlaska, USA

Small plant with one flower per plant and distinctive leaves. It is quite ...

2 0 Roosevelt Elk

Roosevelt Elk

by belterbabeCalifornia, USA

Northwest and were introduced to Alaska's

2 0 Roosevelt Elk

Roosevelt Elk

by CindyBinghamKeiserAlaska, USA

Large brown deer laying around and chewing cud. These Elk are part of the ...

0 0 Sitka black-tailed deer

Sitka black-tailed deer

by ChristinaMaloneyNorbergAlaska, USA

The Sitka black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis) is smaller, ...

0 0 Roseroot

Roseroot

by MachiAlaska, USA

The most mature one I have found. You can see in the second photo how thick and ...

0 0 Spotting

Spotting

by MachiAlaska, USA

If I did not see it moving, I would not have even thought this was a living ...

5 2 Plankton

Plankton

by MachiAlaska, USA

Ciliate? I'm not really sure what this is. We saw a couple of them bouncing ...

0 0 Marine Diatoms

Marine Diatoms

by MachiAlaska, USA

This chain had at least a dozen individuals on it. This one had very distinct ...

0 0 Marine Diatoms

Marine Diatoms

by MachiAlaska, USA

This was just two diatoms starting a small chain. There are two in the first ...

3 1 Mosaic Darner

Mosaic Darner

by MachiAlaska, USA

I was standing on the beach when I saw this dragonfly trying to swim and ...

3 0 Marine Diatoms

Marine Diatoms

by MachiAlaska, USA

Chaetoceros was the most abundant genus represented in this sample, and is one ...

0 0 Marine Diatom

Marine Diatom

by MachiAlaska, USA

Solitary, circle-shaped diatom with lots of little speckles in it that I ...

0 0 Trailing Raspberry

Trailing Raspberry

by MachiAlaska, USA

The berries grow in small clumps of drupelets. I usually find 1-3 on a berry ...

0 0 Crab Zoea

Crab Zoea

by MachiAlaska, USA

This zoea had a little spike on the top of its head, or a rostrum. With the ...

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