Mopalia lignosa Hairy Chiton (Mopalia) on a rock at low tide

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    Mopalia lignosa. Some kind of a Hairy Chiton (Mopalia ) on a rock at low tide. The hairy chiton is a marine mollusc...
    from a SLOCC SLO Camera Club Filed Trip “Exploring Cambria Pines by the Sea” to Cambria Tidepools (Lampton Cliffs Park at the end of Ardath Drive) and more, organized by Field Trip Coordinator Malcolm Carlaw and led by Biologist Jerry Kirkhart. 29 Jan 2011, Cambria, CA.
    Photo © 2011 “Mike” Michael L. Baird, mike {at] mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com, Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera with Canon EF 180mm f3.5L Macro USM AutoFocus Telephoto Lens, Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash, on a small Gitzo tripod.
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    Thanks again to Jerry Kirkhart for ID help.

    1. lamoustique 97 months ago | reply

      That's what that creature is! I've seen them and wondered, not knowing the right descriptors to find them on the internet (I tried and found all kinds of other creatures).

    2. catchlightdon 97 months ago | reply

      striking colors and I like your placement in frame

    3. jkirkhart35 97 months ago | reply

      Really like this Mopalia, Mike. Great dof and very nice color. Glad you got such a nice series.

    4. paxson48 97 months ago | reply

      Interesting critter shot!

    5. docentjoyce 97 months ago | reply

      Neat looking Chiton.

    6. flythebirdpath > > > 97 months ago | reply

      Chitons are so interesting. I can see the little shells attached to its back.

    7. insignis69 58 months ago | reply

      Mopalia lignosa

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