Monthly Archives: October 2018

Gray Whales

Names: Gray Whales, whales, devil fish; Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Artiodactyla; Infraorder: Cetacea; Family: Eschrichtiidae; Genus: Eschrichtius; Species: E. robustus. Description: Gray Whales are known around the world as either the gray back whale, Pacific gray whale, … Continue reading

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Sea Gulls

Names: Sea gull, gulls, mews. Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Aves; Order: Charadriiformes; Suborder: Lari; Family: Laridae Genera Description: Sea Gulls are probably the most famous of the sea birds. They are part of the family “Laridae” and closely … Continue reading

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Cormorants

Cormorants ~ Article by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~ Name: Cormorant Folk Name: Cormorant, shags Taxonomy: Animalia, Chordata, Aves, Suliformes; Phalacrocoracidae; Phalacrocorax Locality: Worldwide – Coastal regions. Pacific Northwest in the Americas. P. carbo and P. aristotelis only two … Continue reading

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Guillemots

Guillemots ~ Article by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~ Name: Guillemots Folk Name: guillemot, Taxonomy: Animalia, Chordata, Aves, Charadriiformes, Alcidae, Locality: Description: Known as the common murre or common guillemot, these birds are large auks, with a circumpolar distribution … Continue reading

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Puffins

Puffins ~ Article by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~ Name: Puffins Folk Name: Puffins, little brother, fraterculini, fratercula Taxonomy: Animalia, Chordata, Aves, Charadriiformes, Alcidae, Fraterculini, arctica (F. arctica; F. cirrhata; F. corniculata; †F. dowi) Locality: Two of the speices … Continue reading

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Murres

Murres ~ Article by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~ Name: Common Murres Folk Name: Murre, guillemot, auk, thin billed murre Taxonomy: Animalia, Chordata, Aves, Charadriiformes, Alcidae, Uria species (common: aalge) Locality: low-arctic and boreal waters of the North Atlantic … Continue reading

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Lahars

Lahars A volcanic mudflow is called a “lahar”. Usually a term depicting a violent type of debris flow or mud flow consisting of a pyro-clastic slur rocky debris, and water flowing from a volcano usually in a river valley. They … Continue reading

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