Monterey Bay Trip 7

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ALGAE, COELOMATA, "LOWER" CHORDATES, BIRDS, MONOTREMATA, MARSUPIALS

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Topics Blog Entries

  • ALGAE
  • COELOMATA
  • “LOWER” CHORDATES
  • BIRDS
  • MONOTREMATA
  • MARSUPIALS
  • Kelp Forest
  • Open Ocean
  • Deep Sea
  • Alkaline Lake
  • Chaparral
  • Deserts (Great Basin, Mojave and Colorado)
  • Exotic Animals
  • Fossils: Pliestocene
  • Anaerobic respiration (wine)
  • John Muir at Yosemite
ORGANISMS:
  • Methanococci – Methanococcus
  • Bacillariophyta – Diatoms
  • Phaeophyceae – Brown Algae
  • Rhodophyta – Red Algae
  • Clorophyceae – Green Algae
  • Ulvophyceae – Green Algae
  • Zygnemophyceae – Desmids
  • Charales – Stoneworts
  • Ephedrales – Ephedra
  • Pennatulacea – Sea Pens
  • Ceriantharia – Tube-Dwelling Anemones
  • Actinaria – Sea Anemones
  • Scyphozoa - Jellyfishes
  • Hydrozoa - Hydras
  • Ctenophora – Comb Jellies
  • Nemertea – Ribbon Worms
  • Sipunculida – Peanut Worms
  • Polychaeta – Sandworms, Bloodworms, etc.
  • Echiura – Spoonworms
  • Pogonophora – Tube Worms
  • Aplacophora – Solenogasters
  • Polyplacophora – Chitons
  • Scaphopoda – Straight Tuskshell
  • Docoglossa – Limpets
  • Caenogastropoda – Conchs, Cone Shells, Whelks
  • Heterobranchia – Sea Hares, Rissos, "Bubbles"
  • Vetigastropoda – Abalones
  • Pulmonata – Freshwater and Land Snails
  • Nautiloidea – Nautiluses
  • Decapodiformes – Squids, Cuttlefishes
  • Octopodiformes – Octopuses, Vampire Squids
  • Pycnogonida – Sea Spiders
  • Cephalocarida – Horseshoe Shrimps
  • Chaetognatha – Arrow Worms
  • Asteroidea – Starfishes
  • Ophiuroidea – Brittle Stars
  • Echinoidea – Sea Urchins
  • Holothuroidea – Sea Cucumbers
  • Crinoidea – Feather Stars
  • Hemichordata – Acorn Worms
  • Urochordata – Tunicates
  • Myxiniformes – Hagfishes
  • Heterodontiformes - Bullhead Sharks
  • Carcharhiniformes - Ground Sharks, Reef Sharks
  • Dalatoidei - Sleeper Sharks, etc.
  • Echinorhiniformes - Bramble Sharks
  • Squalidae – Dogfish Sharks
  • Hexanchiformes - Frill and Cow Sharks
  • Squatiniformes – Angel Sharks
  • Pristiophoriformes – Saw Sharks
  • Stomiiformes – Lightfishes, etc.
  • Myctophiformes – Lanternfishes, etc.
  • Lampridiformes – Opahs, etc.
  • Lophiiformes – Anglerfishes
  • Beryciformes – Roughies, etc.
  • Sphenodontia - Tuataras
  • Apterygiformes – Kiwis
  • Casuariformes – Cassowaries, Emus
  • Struthioniformes – Ostriches
  • Tinamiformes – Tinamous
  • Turniciformes – Buttonquails
  • Bucerotiformes – Hornbills
  • Upupiformes – Hoopoes, Scimtar-Bills
  • Psittaciformes – Parrots, Macaws, Cockatoos, Lories
  • Pelecaniformes – Pelicans, Cormorants, Boobies
  • Procellariiformes – Petrels, Shearwaters
  • Podicipediformes – Grebes
  • Spheniciformes – Penguins
  • Ornithorhynchidae – Platypus
  • Tachyglossidae – Echidnas
  • Dasyuridae – Tasmanian Devil
  • Macropodidae – Kangaroos, Wallabies
  • Petauridae – Sugar Glider, Striped Possum
  • Phalangeridae – Common Brush-Tailed Possum
  • Phascolarctidae – Koalas
  • Vombatidae – Wombats
  • Hippopotamidae – Hippopotamuses
  • Suidae – Pigs
  • Camelidae – Camels
  • Aepycerotinae – Impala
  • Alcelaphinae – Wildebeests, Hartebeests, Gnus
  • Antilopinae - Gazelles
  • Cephalophinae – Duikers
  • Peleinae – Rheboks
  • Reduncinae – Reedbucks, Lechwes
  • Muntiacinae - Muntjacs, Tufted Deer
  • Giraffidae – Giraffes, Okapis
  • Moschidae – Musk Deer
  • Tragulidae – Chevrotains
  • Eschrichtiidae – Grey Whale
  • Physeteridae – Sperm Whales
  • Ziphiidae – Beaked Whales
  • Otariidae – Sea Lions
  • Phocidae – Seals
  • Herpestidae – Meercats
  • Viverridae – Civets
  • Dinomyidae – Pacarana
  • Hydrochaeridae – Capybara
  • Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus – Orangutan
  • Pan paniscus – Bonobo

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Image: The kelp forests of Monterey Bay are a focus of Trip 7. Here, a Brown Rockfish uses kelp as a refuge.


Trip 7 - California
  1. La Brea Tar Pits
  2. San Diego Zoo & Wild Animal Park
  3. Mission Trails Regional Park
  4. Joshua Tree National Park

  5. Wine Country
  6. Monterey Bay
  7. Pinnacles National Park
  8. Yosemite National Park
  9. Mono Lake
  10. Great Basin National Park
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Alternate Sites:

  • Mojave National Preserve
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
  • CuriOdyssey (Coyote Point Museum)
  • Henry Coe State Park
  • Central Valley
  • Death Valley National Park (including Devil's Hole, home of the Devil's Hole Pupfish - Cyprinodon diabolis)
  • Yucca Mountain
  • Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge - US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Alexander Hills
Other Points of Interest
  • Palo Duro Canyon
  • Golden Gate Bridge/Fort Point
  • Route 66