Aquatic Life & Ecosystem projects

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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 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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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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an incredibly large anchovy school was sited yesterday off of Scripps pier in La Jolla, CA. Here is a short video by Scripps at UCSD on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvxIdkhsoqU & news r... 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

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Turtle Pond is a small man-made pond in Central Park in NYC filled with drinking water, and is home to a large population of abandoned red-eared slider turtles. Our mission is to see how the ecosys... Read More

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The Austin Blind Salamander, Eurycea waterlooensis, lives in the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer, which is found in Travis county, Texas. The species has been designated as endangered... 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 blue shiner is a threatened species on the endangered list that is endemic to Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee as part of the Coosa and Cahaba river system. The Blue Shiner is threatened as a re... Read More