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What

Sea Pansy (Renilla reniformis)

Date

February 4, 2022 02:47 PM EST
Sea Pansy - Photo (c) Mike Brady, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Mike Brady
jon_moore's ID: Sea Pansy (Renilla reniformis)
Added on February 08, 2022
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Razor Surgeonfish (Prionurus laticlavius)

Date

March 16, 2006

Description

being eaten by a sally lightfoot crab

Razor Surgeonfish - Photo (c) msr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by msr
jon_moore's ID: Razor Surgeonfish (Prionurus laticlavius)
Added on May 12, 2020
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What

Basidiomycete Fungi (Phylum Basidiomycota)

Observer

graciewelch

Date

September 25, 2018 10:42 AM EDT
Basidiomycete Fungi - Photo (c) Steve Attwood, all rights reserved
jon_moore's ID: Basidiomycete Fungi (Phylum Basidiomycota)
Added on September 25, 2018
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What

Florida East Coast Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin ssp. tequesta)

Observer

marlo

Date

March 2011

Description

Diamondback Terrapin

Terrapins look much like their freshwater relatives, but are well adapted to the near shore marine environment. They have several adaptations that allow them to survive in varying salinities. They can live in full strength salt water for extended periods of time, and their skin is largely impermeable to salt. Terrapins have lachrymal salt glands, not present in their relatives, which are used primarily when the turtle is dehydrated. They can distinguish between drinking water of different salinities. Terrapins also exhibit unusual and sophisticated behavior to obtain fresh water, including drinking the freshwater surface layer that can accumulate on top of salt water during rainfall and raising their heads into the air with mouths open to catch falling rain drops.

Florida East Coast Terrapin - Photo (c) Edward Perry IV, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Edward Perry IV
jon_moore's ID: Florida East Coast Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin ssp. tequesta)
Added on February 17, 2018
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Photos / Sounds

What

Florida East Coast Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin ssp. tequesta)

Observer

marlo

Date

March 2011

Description

Diamondback Terrapin

Terrapins look much like their freshwater relatives, but are well adapted to the near shore marine environment. They have several adaptations that allow them to survive in varying salinities. They can live in full strength salt water for extended periods of time, and their skin is largely impermeable to salt. Terrapins have lachrymal salt glands, not present in their relatives, which are used primarily when the turtle is dehydrated. They can distinguish between drinking water of different salinities. Terrapins also exhibit unusual and sophisticated behavior to obtain fresh water, including drinking the freshwater surface layer that can accumulate on top of salt water during rainfall and raising their heads into the air with mouths open to catch falling rain drops.

Diamondback Terrapin - Photo (c) Chance Feimster, all rights reserved, uploaded by Chance Feimster
jon_moore's ID: Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin)
Added on February 17, 2018
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What

Cucumberleaf Sunflower (Helianthus debilis)

Observer

davidlowry

Date

February 27, 2017 12:30 PM EST
Cucumberleaf Sunflower - Photo (c) Craig Bryan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Craig Bryan
jon_moore's ID: Cucumberleaf Sunflower (Helianthus debilis)
Added on February 11, 2018
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Tropical House Gecko (Hemidactylus mabouia)

Observer

wild-about-texas

Date

July 21, 2016 08:39 PM EDT
Tropical House Gecko - Photo (c) Ricky Taylor, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Ricky Taylor
jon_moore's ID: Tropical House Gecko (Hemidactylus mabouia)
Added on February 11, 2018
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