Posts Tagged Green Pleasure Pier

Halfmoon

 Sea Chubs—Family Kyphosidae Halfmoon caught at Catalina in 2010 Species: Medialuna californiensis (Steindachner, 1876); from the Spanish word medialuna (halfmoon, referring to the shape of the tail) and californiensis  (California, where first found). Alternate Names: Catalina blue perch, island mackerel, blooper, blue wizard, blue perch or blue bass. In early days sometimes called medialuna. In [...]

Ocean Whitefish

Tilefishes—Family Malacanthidae Ocean whitefish taken by me at the Green Pleasure Pier in Avalon 2010 Species: Caulolatilus princeps (Jenyns, 1840); from the Greek words caulo (stem) and latilus (probably a similar fish) and the Latin word princeps (leader). Ocean whitefish taken by me at the Green Pleasure Pier in Avalon in 2012 Alternate Names: Blanquillo, [...]

California Spiny Lobster

Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans) Order Decapoda Spiny Lobster—Family Palinuridae A Spiny Lobster up close and personal Species: Panulirus interruptus (Randall, 1840); interruptus refers to the grooves on the abdomen which are interrupted in this species. A lobster from the Shelter Island Pier in San Diego Bay in 2009 Alternate Name: Bugs, crayfish, marine crayfish, rock lobster [...]

14th Annual PFIC/UPSAC Catalina Get Together — 2015

Garibaldi in the island waters; the colors present an almost surreal scene Derby Day — Saturday, July 18, 2015 “Well, first time that’s happened.” Only once in 14 years had the PFIC/UPSAC Catalina Get Together experienced rain and never during the day of the derby. That would change. What started as a beautiful day saw [...]

Blackperch

   Blackperch from the Ferry Point Pier in Richmond Species: Embiotoca jacksoni (Agassiz, 1853); from the Greek word embiotoca (bringing forth living young), and jacksoni  (in honor of A. C. Jackson of San Francisco, who first noted that these perch give birth to living young and brought it to the attention of Alexander Agassiz who [...]