Fun Facts about Sharks!

By Emily White We are all familiar with sharks, but every shark species has unique traits that make them even cooler! Take a look at some interesting shark facts below.…

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The Elusive Plumed Worm

By Sam Lucas Plumed worms (Diopatra cuprea), also known as decorator worms or ornate worms, are a common inhabitant of coastal areas. They are a species of segmented worm, a…

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Fish Otoliths

By Sam Lucas Have you ever wondered if fish have ears or if they can hear? Fish do not have ears that we can see, but they do have “earstones”…

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Calico Scallops

By Kealy McNeal One of the most common shells found on the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva, the calico scallop, is also one of the most beautiful. It washes ashore…

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Let’s Take a Bite into Fish Dentition!

By Sam Lucas Fish teeth are adapted to meet their specific dietary needs. Fish can be carnivorous, omnivorous or herbivorous and their teeth reflect their diet. Depending on the species,…

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Sand Dollars: Dead or Alive?

By Johnny Rader We often find sand dollars on our beaches, and their beautiful skeletons make a great souvenir, but it’s illegal to collect them when they are alive. Live…

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