The Sea Hare Is Not Furry and Cute

The sea hare is a strange looking creature that you most likely would not want to pick up.  More than likely you would say “what the heck is that?” It’s a slippery blob that can be dark purple or yellow-green, depending on the type, and it might be washed up on just about any Florida […]

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Can the Mangroves Survive This Oil Spill?

The first time I heard of the oil drilling platform disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, I immediately thought about Sanibel Island – and the Florida and gulf coastline – that is home to a huge and diverse variety of land and marine animals, including the mollusks. The oil spill will affect every living thing […]

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About the Chambered Nautilus

The Chambered Nautilus is an interesting mollusk called a cephalopod. Like the squid, octopus and cuttlefish, the nautilus’s head is attached to it’s feet or foot, but unlike them, it has a complete shell to cover it. The shell appears similar to a snail shell, but inside it is divided into “chambers” which hold gas […]

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