Identifying for Snapshot Cal Coast 2018!

Hi everyone!

You’re tagged in this journal post because you’re one of the top identifiers for observations made along the California coast! Thanks for contributing your expertise to identify finds! You are all key to making iNaturalist go!

Alison & I wanted to let you all know that the third annual Snapshot Cal Coast is happening June 13 – June 20! This is the third year of a statewide effort to document California coastal biodiversity to better understand changes in species ranges and to get a sense of what species occur in specific coastal sites. Snapshot Cal Coast is organized by Citizen Science at the California Academy of Sciences in partnership with the California Marine Protected Area Collaborative Network and the California Ocean Protection Council.

We’re interested in species found in the rocky intertidal, sandy beaches, dunes, docks, estuaries, coastal scrub – anything along the coast from Del Norte to San Diego! Even though we are mostly focused on marine animals, we will get observations of all taxa from all coastal habitats, including birds, plants, reptiles, insects, and other terrestrial things!

Hundreds of folks will head out to the coast for these coordinated bioblitzes, June 13th- 20th. Last year almost 14000 observations were made as part of Snapshot Cal Coast 2017! Thanks in part to your awesome identification skills, in 2017, we added many, many species that had never been recorded on iNat!

We are hoping you can help again this year by keeping an eye on iNat and identifying for our Snapshot Cal Coast 2018 Project. We anticipate quite a few people new to iNaturalist participating in Snapshot Cal Coast, and getting IDs from folks like you will be hugely rewarding and will hopefully motivate them to keep on using iNat!
And, if you are in California, you can participate just by making observations along the coast – they will be automatically added to our Snapshot Cal Coast iNaturalist project. There are also quite a few events happening in support of Snapshot Cal Coast, click here to find out more information and find Snapshot Cal Coast Events.

If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comments or contact either one of us.

Thanks all!
Rebecca (@rebeccafay) & Alison (@kestrel)
California Academy of Sciences Citizen Science

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Αναρτήθηκε από rebeccafay rebeccafay, Ιούνιος 13, 2018 1244 ΠΜ


Sounds like a cool project! I'm not much of an expert on marine life, but I'll definitely help with what I can :)

Αναρτήθηκε από graysquirrel πάνω από 3 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Sure -- I will do whatever I can. I will enjoy it!

Αναρτήθηκε από susanhewitt πάνω από 3 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

I'll be trying to go tidepooling as much as possible. And of course, I'll be IDing things like crazy. Thanks for the heads up!

Αναρτήθηκε από phelsumas4life πάνω από 3 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Can you tell us any trends you've seen with the data so far?

Αναρτήθηκε από biohexx1 πάνω από 3 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Happy to help...especially since I cannot be there!

Αναρτήθηκε από gyrrlfalcon πάνω από 3 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Happy to help with lichen and vascular plant ID and hopefully add marine observations as well.

Αναρτήθηκε από catchang πάνω από 3 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Bring on the worms!

Αναρτήθηκε από leslieh πάνω από 3 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Some of the links here don't work.

The iNat project is here:

Αναρτήθηκε από susanhewitt πάνω από 3 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

Thanks, all!

Αναρτήθηκε από rebeccafay πάνω από 3 χρόνια πριν (Αναφορά)

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