Posts Tagged Hermosa Beach Pier


 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 [...]

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 [...]

Pacific (Chub) Mackerel

Species: Scomber japonicus (Houttuyn, 1782); from the Greek word scombros (an ancient name for the common mackerel of Europe) and japoniocus (of Japan). Given the name Pneumatophorus japonicus diego in the early Fish Bulletin #28. Alternate Names: Greenback, green mackerel, green racer, greenies (or candy bar greenies—small mackerel), blue mackerel, striped mackerel, zebra mackerel, right [...]

Pacific Angel Shark

An angel shark taken at the Cayucos Pier in 2007 Order Squatiniformes — Angel Sharks — Family Squatinidae Species: Squatina californica (Ayres, 1859); from the Latin squatina (an ancient name for a related Mediterranean species) and californica (describing where the fish was first caught). Alternate Names: Angel shark, monkfish, squat and squato. Called angelote or tiburón [...]

Hermosa Beach Pier — 2010 Ethical Angling Class

In 2010 UPSAC was asked to give a “fishing class” for a group of scouts from the Los Angeles area. In response, UPSAC’s Hashem Nahid contacted Marty Golden from NOAA and together they presented an “Ethical Angling Class” at the Hermosa Beach Pier. The group Spread out and catching fish on the pier A Pacific [...]