Aquatic Life & Ecosystem projects

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The Smalltooth Sawfish, Pristis pectinata, is an endangered species found in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. However, it has not been found i... Read More

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The Georgia Pigtoe mussel, Pleurobema, hanleyianum, which was considered extinct in 2000, is now considered endangered due to habitat loss from dams, channelization and pollution. The Georgia Pigt... Read More

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The Hawaiian Monk Seal, Monachus schauinslandi, is an endangered species that lives in the Northwestern Hawaiian islands. They are endangered because humans have moved into their habitats, taking o... Read More

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I have been listing the By-The-Wind-Sailors, Velella on the Jelly Watch http://jellywatch.org/ tracking website. I have also seen as thousands of sooty shearwaters coming into the area. It is beli... Read More

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We gathered 2 scientists from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Research, 1 NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Educator, 7 teachers and 1 student for a workshop. During the workshop we had two... Read More

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This heart shaped reptile known as the Sea turtle is now endangered due to a number of unfortunate reasons. They are often slaughtered for their meat, shell, eggs, and their skin. Although it thi... Read More

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The Ozark Hellbender, Cryptobranchus allegeniensis bishopi, is an endangered species that lives in Ozark streams located in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. The Ozark Hellbender is strictly... Read More

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The Vaquita Porpoise, Phocoena sinus, is an endangered species that lives in the northern area of the Gulf of California (Baja). Vaquita are endemic to shallow, murky, coastal waters less than 165 ... Read More

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The Northern Sea Otter, Enhydra lutris kenyoni, lives in southwest Alaska. Two of the top reasons why the otter is endangered include predation by killer whales (Orcinus orca) and excessive Russian... Read More

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Oysters are a keystone species that numerous other species depend on for food and protection. But most importantly, oysters are filter feeders, which means that they consume organic material presen... Read More