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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Cucumbers of the Sea

By Emily White If you know where to look, it’s relatively easy to find sea cucumbers lazing on the ocean floor, slightly buried in the sand- but make no mistake,…

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Plumed Worms

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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Pipefish

By Sam Lucas Pipefish are classified within the family Syngnathidae along with their more recognized cousin, the seahorse. They are a slender fish named after the long, thin pipes men…

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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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Shark Teeth in Southwest Florida

By Sam Lucas The beaches of Sanibel and Captiva are renowned for the beautiful shells that wash up onto the sand. However, visitors may be wondering, where are all the…

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Welcome Sanibel Sea School Interns!

Abby Hendershot and Mary Buerer are excited to share their passion for the environment this summer. Sanibel Sea School welcomed two seasonal interns earlier this summer to help with educational…

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