Posts Tagged Pismo Beach Pier

A Short Trip To Pismo Beach, Avila, Morro Bay, Cayucos and Montana del Oro S.P.

My daughter gave my wife and I a birthday gift of two nights at the Spyglass Inn in Pismo Beach. We had a great time BUT it’s always a little tricky when I go on a trip with my wife because I want to visit the piers. However, I also know the trip is more [...]

Pacific Sardine

            Photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Species: Sardinops sagax (Jenyns, 1842); from the Latin word sardine  (sardina), the Greek word ops  (like), and the Latin word sagux  (of quick perception, acute or alert). Alternate Names: Pilchard, ‘dines, dinies (small sardines) and dinos, firecrackers (small sardines), rhinos [...]

Spiny Dogfish

Order Squaliformes  Dogfish Sharks—Family Squalidae Large spiny dogfish taken at the Cayucos Pier in 2007 Species: Squalus acanthias (Linnaeus, 1758); from the Latin word squalus  (shark) and the Greek word akanthias (spines), or Squalus suckleyi; from the Latin word squalus (shark) and suckleyi honoring George Suckley (1830-1869), a naturalist and Civil War surgeon. Pick A [...]

Sablefish

Sablefishes—Family Anoplopomatidae Species: Anoplopoma fimbria (Pallas, 1814); from the Greek words anoplis  (unarmed) and poma (operculum or gill cover), and the Latin word fimbria  (fringe). Alternate Names: Commercially called blackcod in Washington and butterfish in California. Other names include Alaska blackcod, coalfish, coal cod, candlefish, black candlefish, bluecod, deep sea trout, zipperfish, sable, skil-fish, skil, [...]

Sand Sole

Small Sand Sole from the Trinidad Pier in northern California Order Pleuronectiformes — Righteye Flounders—Family Pleuronectidae Species: Psettichthys melanostictus (Girard, 1854); from the Greek words psetta (flounder), ichthys (fish), melas  (black) and stictos  (specks). Alternate Names: Halibut, sand flounder, spotted flounder, fringe sole or fringe flounder. Identification: Sand sole are in the right-eye flounder family. [...]