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Yam-quarium of the Bay

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Hidden : 8/3/2018
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1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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You are usually close to water anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area. The bay itself and the ocean waters are home to a variety of fish, including different types of sharks, and rays. Shiner Surfperch are probably the most abundant fish around piers and pilings. Some common fish species of the South Bay include Bay Pipefish, Three-spined Stickleback, Northern Anchovy, Topsmelt Silverside, Pacific Staghorn Sculpin, Starry Flounder, Yellowfin Goby.

And the rivers and streams are host to many kinds of freshwater fishes.

Fish Found in Both Fresh and Saltwater

  1. Three-spined Stickleback - Gasterosteus aculeatus
  2. Sacramento Splittail - Pogonichthys macrolepidotus
  3. Prickly Sculpin - Cottus asper
  4. Pacific Staghorn Sculpin - Leptocottus armatus
  5. Arrow Goby - Clevelandia ios
  6. Yellowfin Goby - Acanthogobius flavimanus (Non-native)
  7. Tidewater Goby - Eucyclogobius newberryi
  8. Longjaw Mudsucker - Gillichthys mirabilis
  9. Chameleon Goby - Tridentiger trigonocephalus (Non-native)
  10. Starry Flounder - Platichthys stellatus

Some Saltwater/Tidal Fish

  1. Sharks, Rays and Skates
  2. Ocean Sunfish - Mola mola
  3. Pacific Bluefin Tuna - Thunnus orientalis
  4. American Shad - Alosa sapidissima (Non-native)
  5. Pacific Herring - Clupea pallasii
  6. Threadfin Shad - Dorosoma petenense (Non-native)
  7. South American Pilchard (Pacific Sardine) - Sardinops sagax
  8. Californian (Northern) Anchovy - Engraulis mordax
  9. Delta Smelt - Hypomesus transpacificus
  10. Surf Smelt - Hypomesus pretiosus
  11. Longfin Smelt - Spirinchus thaleichthys (Threatened)
  12. North Pacific Hake (Whiting) - Merluccius productus
  13. Plainfin Midshipman - Porichthys notatus
  14. Rainwater Killifish - Lucania parva (Non-native)
  15. Topsmelt Silverside - Atherinops affinis
  16. Jack Silverside (Jacksmelt) - Atherinopsis californiensis
  17. Bay Pipefish - Syngnathus leptorhynchus
  18. Brown Rockfish - Sebastes auriculatus
  19. Kelp Greenling - Hexagrammos decagrammus
  20. Lingcod - Ophiodon elongatus
  21. Tidepool Sculpin - Oligocottus maculosus
  22. Cabezon - Scorpaenichthys marmoratus
  23. Opaleye - Girella nigricans
  24. Striped Bass - Morone saxatilis (Non-native)
  25. Pacific Jack Mackerel - Trachurus symmetricus
  26. White Croaker - Genyonemus lineatus
  27. Shiner Perch - Cymatogaster aggregata
  28. Barred Surfperch - Amphistichus argenteus
  29. Black Surfperch - Embiotoca jacksoni
  30. Dwarf Surfperch - Micrometrus minimus
  31. White Surfperch - Phanerodon furcatus
  32. Walleye Surfperch - Hyperprosopon argenteum
  33. Pile Perch - Rhacochilus vacca
  34. Shimofuri Goby - Tridentiger bifasciatus (Non-native)
  35. Pacific Halibut - Hippoglossus stenolepis
  36. Cheekspot Goby - Ilypnus gilberti
  37. Saddleback Gunnel - Pholis ornata
  38. Bay Goby - Lepidogobius lepidus
  39. Pacific Sanddab - Citharichthys sordidus
  40. Speckled Sanddab - Citharichthys stigmaeus
  41. California Halibut - Paralichthys californicus
  42. Diamond Turbot - Hypsopsetta guttulata
  43. English Sole - Parophrys vetulus
  44. Curlfin Sole - Pleuronichthys decurrens
  45. Pacific Sand Sole - Psettichthys melanostictus
  46. California Tonguefish - Symphurus atricaudus
  47. Pacific Tomcod - Microgadus proximus
  48. California Lizardfish - Synodus lucioceps

Some Anadromous Fish

Anadromous fish are born in freshwater, migrate out to the ocean and reach maturity, then return to fresh water as adults to spawn.

  1. Steelhead Trout - Oncorhynchus mykiss (this is the anadromous form of Rainbow Trout) (Threatened)
  2. Coho Salmon - Oncorhynchus kisutch
  3. Chinook Salmon - Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (Endangered)
  4. Pacific Lamprey - Entosphenus tridentata
  5. Western American River Lamprey - Lampetra ayresii
  6. White Sturgeon - Acipenser transmontanus
  7. North American Green Sturgeon - Acipenser medirostris (Threatened)

Some Freshwater Fish

  1. Rainbow Trout - Oncorhynchus mykiss (this is the freshwater form of Steelhead Trout)
  2. Sacramento Sucker- Catostomus occidentalis
  3. Sacramento Blackfish - Orthodon microlepidotus
  4. Sacramento Pikeminnow - Ptychocheilus grandis
  5. California Roach - Hesperoleucus symmetricus
  6. Hitch - Lavinia exilicauda
  7. Sacramento Perch - Archoplites interruptus
  8. Tule Perch - Hysterocarpus traskii
  9. Hardhead - Mylopharodon conocephalus
  10. Western Brook Lamprey - Lampetra richardsoni
  11. Riffle Sculpin - Cottus gulosus
  12. Coastrange Sculpin - Cottus aleuticus
  13. Common Carp - Cyprinus carpio (Non-native)
  14. Mosquitofish - Gambusia affinis (Non-native)
  15. Black Crappie - Pomoxis nigromaculatus (Non-native)
  16. Green Sunfish - Lepomis cyanellus (Non-native)
  17. Redear Sunfish - Lepomis microlophus (Non-native)
  18. Pumpkinseed - Lepomis gibbosus (Non-native)
  19. Golden Shiner - Notemigonus crysoleucas (Non-native)
  20. Goldfish - Carassius auratus (Non-native)
  21. Inland (Mississippi) Silverside - Menidia beryllina (Non-native)
  22. Brown Bullhead - Ictalurus nebulosus (Non-native)
  23. Black Bullhead - Ameiurus melas (Non-native)
  24. Channel Catfish - Ictalurus punctatus (Non-native)
  25. White Catfish - Ameiurus catus (Non-native)
  26. Bigscale Logperch - Percina macrolepida (Non-native)
  27. Bluegill - Lepomis macrochirus (Non-native)
  28. Largemouth (Black) Bass - Micropterus salmoides (Non-native)
  29. Smallmouth (Black) Bass - Micropterus dolomieu (Non-native)

It is not necessary to gain admission into the aquarium in order to find this cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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