Limpets and Chitons and Crabs – And More (a lot more)!

I never fail to be overwhelmed at the incredible explosion of life energy generated by our planet earth. Astrophysicists, NASA scientists, and journalists get ecstatic at the slightest hint of the merest resemblance of life on other planets while here at their very feet is a daily and astounding eruption of life. To get a […]

The Garden Centipede

The Garden Centipede

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Can You Say Anemone?

After barnacles, shore crabs, and sea stars our most noticeable and interesting species of Northwest wildlife are the anemones, pronounced ah-nemm-oh-nee. (Not to insult anyone’s intelligence, please. I’ve just heard a lot of people struggle with the word.) Anemones belong to the phylum of animals called Cnidarians, a group that includes hydras, jellyfish, and corals. […]

Sponges – the Soft Side of Northwest Wildlife

Sponges have been in the news lately thanks to the discovery of “Volkswagen” sized specimen discovered off the coast of Hawaii recently. Yep, that’s a lot of sponge alright but probably not all that uncommon. We have a fair number of species gracing our Northwest waters. With many thousands of sponge species living worldwide […]

Northwest Wildlife – Things You Don’t See

There are many species of wildlife, generally the smaller varieties, that exist all around in great numbers but we just never get to see them due to their life style and habitats. Here are a couple of examples: /*===== general options =========*/ a { box-shadow: none !important; } .view *, .album_categories *, .album_back_button *, #album_disabled_layer […]

Sow Bugs vs Pill Bugs

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Sea Shore Animals of the Pacific Northwest

We took a stroll along one of our Pacific beaches over the weekend. Kitsap Memorial State is a beautiful park is just north of Bremerton, WA. It’s rocky shoreline is loaded with oysters and an enormous variety of seashore wildlife. Here’s a sample: /*===== general options =========*/ a { box-shadow: none !important; } .view *, .album_categories *, .album_back_button *, #album_disabled_layer {
font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, Sylfaen !important;
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display: none;
position: absolute;
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
text-align: center;
background-color: transparent;
z-index: 10;
padding-top: 20px;
color: #fff;
}

#album_list_container {
position: relative;
}

/* ====================== album onhover styles ==========================*/

#album_list .view {
-webkit-box-sizing: border-box;
-moz-box-sizing: border-box;
-o-box-sizing: border-box;
display: none;

}

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.view .content {
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
position: absolute;
overflow: hidden;
top: 0;
left: 0;
}

.view h2 {
text-transform: uppercase;
color: #fff;
text-align: center;
position: relative;
font-size: 17px;
font-family: Raleway, serif;
padding: 10px;
/*background: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.8);*/
margin: 20px 0 0 0;

}

.album_back_button a, .view a {
text-decoration: none !important;
}

.view p {
font-family: Merriweather, serif;
font-style: italic;
font-size: 14px;
position: relative;
color: #fff;
padding: 0px 20px 0px;
text-align: center;

}

.view a.info {
display: inline-block;
text-decoration: none;
font-size: 13px;
padding: 2px 14px;
margin-bottom: 3px;
background: #000;
color: #fff;
font-family: Raleway, serif;
text-transform: uppercase;
box-shadow: 0 0 1px #000
}

.mask-text h2 {
font-size: 20px !important;
}

.view a.info:hover {
box-shadow: 0 0 5px #000
}

.view .mask-bg {
height: 100%;
}

.view .album_social {
color: #fff;
position: absolute;
bottom: 3px;
left: 3px;
border: 1px solid #ffffff;
-webkit-border-radius: 3px;
-moz-border-radius: 3px;
border-radius: 3px;
padding: 3px 5px;

}

.view .album_social:active, .view .album_social:focus, .view .album_social:hover {
color: #ffffff;
outline: none;
}

/*1*/

.view .info {
margin-top: 5px;
}

.view-first .mask {
opacity: 0;
background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.7);
transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out;

}

.view-first h2 {
transform: translateY(-100px);
opacity: 0;
font-family: Raleway, serif;
transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out;
}

.view-first p {
transform: translateY(100px);
opacity: 0;
transition: all 0.2s linear;
}

.view-first a.info {
opacity: 0;
transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out;
}

/* */

.view-first:hover img {
/*transform: scale(1.1);*/
}

.view-first:hover .mask {
opacity: 1;
}

.view-first:hover h2,
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.view-first:hover a.info {
opacity: 1;
transform: translateY(0px);
}

.view-first:hover p {
transition-delay: 0.1s;
}

.view-first:hover a.info {
transition-delay: 0.2s;
}

/*2*/
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-webkit-filter: grayscale(0) blur(0);
filter: grayscale(0) blur(0);
-webkit-transition: .3s ease-in-out;
transition: .3s ease-in-out;
}

.view-second .mask {
background-color: rgba(226, 200, 127, 0.2);
transition: all 0.5s linear;
opacity: 0;
}

.view-second h2 {
background: transparent;
margin: 20px 40px 0px 40px;
transform: scale(0);
color: #333;
transition: all 0.5s linear;
opacity: 0;
}

.view-second p {
opacity: 0;
transform: scale(0);
transition: all 0.5s linear;
}

.view-second a.info {
opacity: 0;
transform: scale(0);
transition: all 0.5s linear;
}

.view-second:hover img {
-webkit-filter: grayscale(100%) blur(3px);
filter: grayscale(100%) blur(3px);
}

.view-second:hover .mask {
opacity: 1;
}

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transform: scale(1);
opacity: 1;
}

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-webkit-filter: grayscale(0) blur(0);
filter: grayscale(0) blur(0);
-webkit-transition: .3s ease-in-out;
transition: .3s ease-in-out;
}

.view-second:hover img {
-webkit-filter: grayscale(100%) blur(3px);
filter: grayscale(100%) blur(3px);
}

/*3*/

.view-third img {
transform: scaleY(1);
transition: all .7s ease-in-out;
}

.view-third a.info {
opacity: 0;
transform: scale(0);
transition: all 0.5s linear;
}

.view-third:hover img {
-webkit-transform: scale(10);
transform: scale(10);
opacity: 0;
}

.view-third:hover .mask {
opacity: 1;
}

.view-third:hover h2,
.view-third:hover p,
.view-third:hover a.info {
transform: scale(1);
opacity: 1;
}

/* ==== view 4 ===*/

.view-forth-wrapper {
overflow: hidden;
position: relative !important;
height: 100%;
/* cursor: pointer;*/
}

.view-forth img {
max-width: 100%;
position: relative;
top: 0;
-webkit-transition: all 600ms cubic-bezier(0.645, 0.045, 0.355, 1);
transition: all 600ms cubic-bezier(0.645, 0.045, 0.355, 1);
}

.view-forth .mask {
position: absolute;
width: 100%;
/* height: 70px;*/
/* bottom: -70px;*/
height: 50%;
bottom: -50%;
-webkit-transition: all 300ms cubic-bezier(0.645, 0.045, 0.355, 1);
transition: all 300ms cubic-bezier(0.645, 0.045, 0.355, 1);
top: inherit;
}

.view-forth:hover .mask {
bottom: 0;
}

.view-forth:hover img {
top: -30px;
}

/*== view 5 ==*/

.view-fifth .view-fifth-wrapper,
.view-fifth .view-fifth-wrapper img {
display: block;
position: relative;
}

.view-fifth .view-fifth-wrapper {
overflow: hidden;
height: 100%;
}

.view-fifth .view-fifth-wrapper .mask {
display: none;
position: absolute;
background: #333;
background: rgba(75, 75, 75, 0.7);
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
}

/* ====================== album category styles ==========================*/

#filters {
margin: 1% 0;
padding: 0;
list-style: none;
list-style-type: none !important;

}

#filters li {
float: left;
list-style-type: none !important;
}

#filters li:first-child span {
margin-left: 0px;
}

#filters li span {
display: block;
text-decoration: none;
cursor: pointer;
}

.album_categories {
list-style-type: none;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
overflow: hidden;
padding-top: 5px;
}

/*========= sharing buttons ============*/

.album_socials {
position: relative;
top: 3px;
width: 100px;
height: 28px;
margin: 0 auto;
}

.album_socials .rwd-share-buttons {
top: 0px !important;
width: 100% !important;
margin: 0px !important;
}

.album_socials a {
text-decoration: underline !important;
}

.gallery_images, .album_image_place {
margin-top: 15px;
margin-top: 15px;
}

#rwd-share-facebook:hover {
background-position: 0 -31px !important;
}

#rwd-share-twitter:hover {
background-position: -31px 32px !important;
}

#rwd-share-googleplus:hover {
background-position: -66px -31px !important;
}

.rwd-share-buttons li, .rwd-share-buttons li a {
width: 26px !important;
border: 0px !important;
}

.rwd-share-buttons {
top: 0 !important;
}

.img_link_btn {
position: absolute;
z-index: 99999;
bottom: 0;
left: 0;
right: 0;
width: 100%;
padding: 8px;
}

.rwd-title {
padding: 10px 0px !important;
}

@media only screen and (max-width: 475px) {
.rwd-share-buttons {
top: -25px !important;
}

.rwd-title-text {
line-height: 15px;
}
}

/*========= hover style ===========*/

#hover {
color: rgba(188, 175, 204, 0.9);
}

h2#testimonials {
color: #fffae3;
}

div#all {
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
}

.view img {
height: auto;
}

.view {
color: #fff;
margin: 0 10px 10px 0;
overflow: hidden;
position: relative;
text-align: center;
float: left;
cursor: default;
border: 1px solid #ccc;
}

.view-wrapper {
height: 100%;
}

.view img {
display: block;
position: relative;
transition: all 0.2s linear;
height: 100%;
width: auto;
max-width: 100%;
margin: 0 auto;
}

.mask-text h2 {
font-size: 20px !important;
margin-top: 20px !important;
}

/* view 1 */

.view-first .text-category, .view-first .mask-text h2, .view-first .mask-text p {
color: #fff;
}

/* view 2 */
.view-second .text-category, .view-second .mask-text h2, .view-second p {
color: #333;
}

.view-second .mask-text h2 {
border-bottom: 1px solid #333;
}

/* view 3*/
.view-third .mask {
background-color: #ccc;
transition: all 0.5s linear;
opacity: 0;
color: #333;
}

.view-third h2 {
border-bottom: 1px solid #333;
background: transparent;
margin: 20px 40px 0px 40px;
transform: scale(0);
color: #333;
transition: all 0.5s linear;
opacity: 0;
}

.view-third p {
color: #333;
opacity: 0;
transform: scale(0);
transition: all 0.5s linear;
}

.view-third .text-category {
color: #333;
}

/* view 4 */

.view-forth .mask-bg {
background: #333;
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
left: 0;
}

.view-forth .mask-text {
color: #fff;
position: relative;
z-index: 500;
padding: 5px 8px;
}

.view-forth .mask-text h2 {
margin: 0px;
font-size: 13px;
padding: 2px;
color: #fff;
}

.view-forth .mask-text h2:hover {
cursor: pointer;
}

.view-forth .text-category {
display: block;
font-size: 15px;
color: #fff;
}

.view-forth p {
color: #fff;
}

/* view 5 */
.view-fifth .text-category, .view-fifth .text-category *, .view-fifth .mask-text h2, .view-fifth .mask-text p {
color: #fff;
}

Plate Limpet
Plate Limpet

Clam Worm
Clam Worm

Dogwinkle Eggs
Dogwinkle Eggs

Dogwinkles
Dogwinkles

Hairy Chiton
Hairy Chiton

Hairy Shore Crabs
Hairy Shore Crabs

Hermit Crab
Hermit Crab

Ochre Sea Star
Ochre Sea Star

Porcelain Crab
Porcelain Crab

Prickle Back
Prickle Back

Prickle Back
Prickle Back

Purple Shore Crabs
Purple Shore Crabs

Red Rock Crab
Red Rock Crab

Sea Cucumber
Sea Cucumber

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width: 100%;
min-height: 100%;
text-align: center;
margin: 0;
margin-bottom: 30px;
background-color: #333333; box-shadow: 0 0 10px;}
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overflow:hidden;
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max-width: 242px;
height: 152px;
margin: 1px -1px !important;
border-radius: 5px;
padding:0 !important;
border-radius: 5px;
border: 1px solid #444444;
box-sizing: border-box;
position: relative;
display: inline-block;
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width: 100%;
max-width: 240px;
height: 150px;
margin:0 !important;
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-ms-transition: opacity 0.3s linear;
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position: absolute;
text-align: center;
opacity: 0;
top: 0;
left: 0;
z-index: 4;
max-height: 100%;
border-radius: 0px;
}
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display: block;
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height: 152px;
top: 0;
left: 0;
z-index: 6;
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li#fullPreview{
list-style: none;
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margin: 10px 0;
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padding:5px 15px;
font-size:19px !important;;
color:#CCCCCC !important;;
background:#333333 !important;
cursor:pointer;
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color:#D9D9D9 !important;
background:#8F827C !important;
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display:none;
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color:#0A0202 !important;
text-align: center;
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clear:both;
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-webkit-transition: opacity 0.3s linear;
-moz-transition: opacity 0.3s linear;
-ms-transition: opacity 0.3s linear;
-o-transition: opacity 0.3s linear;
transition: opacity 0.3s linear;
opacity: 0.801;
display: block;
background: #CCCCCC;
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-webkit-transition: opacity 0.3s linear;
-moz-transition: opacity 0.3s linear;
-ms-transition: opacity 0.3s linear;
-o-transition: opacity 0.3s linear;
transition: opacity 0.3s linear;
opacity: 1;
display: block;
}
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.view {float:none;}

SHORE CRABS

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DIPLURANS – PRIMITIVE and Mysterious

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“Feather Duster” Worms

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