May 2014 archives

Monterey Wharf #2

 Monterey Municipal Wharf #2 The floating docks of Monterey Harbor and the pilings beneath Municipal Wharf II provide a rich and diverse community created largely by human activity. Such communities have imaginatively been called “accidental zoos.”… At low tide the pilings, shaded by the wharf, form an intertidal zone without algae and without herbivores. Familiar, [...]

Shovelnose Guitarfish

Hashem Nahid and a shovelnose guitarfish at the Hermosa Beach Pier Order Rhinobatiformes — Guitarfish—Family Rhinobatidae  Species:  Rhinobatos productus (Ayres, 1854); from the Latin word rhin (shark with a rough skin) and the Greek word batis (a ray or skate), and the Latin word product  (a lengthened form, in reference to its long shape and [...]