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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Lähettänyt rebeccafay rebeccafay, 13. kesäkuuta 2018 00:44


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

Lähettänyt graysquirrel yli 3 vuotta sitten (Lippu)

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

Lähettänyt susanhewitt yli 3 vuotta sitten (Lippu)

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!

Lähettänyt phelsumas4life yli 3 vuotta sitten (Lippu)

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

Lähettänyt biohexx1 yli 3 vuotta sitten (Lippu)

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

Lähettänyt gyrrlfalcon yli 3 vuotta sitten (Lippu)

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

Lähettänyt catchang yli 3 vuotta sitten (Lippu)

Bring on the worms!

Lähettänyt leslieh yli 3 vuotta sitten (Lippu)

Some of the links here don't work.

The iNat project is here:

Lähettänyt susanhewitt yli 3 vuotta sitten (Lippu)

Thanks, all!

Lähettänyt rebeccafay yli 3 vuotta sitten (Lippu)

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