Argillite Platter

Edenshaw was a master carver of argillite, a “black slate” unique to the Haida Gwaii islands of the Pacific Northwest….
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Megalodon Shark lower Jaw with several rows of large black teeth

Megalodon Shark

Related to the modern great white and mako sharks, Megalodon was a dominant marine predator in the world’s oceans for…
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close up of the heads of two Walking Catfish (Clarias batrachus)

Walking Catfish

These fish first appeared in Florida in the early 1960s as escapees of the aquarium trade. They can breathe air…
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Smalltooth Sawfish (Pristis pectinata) & Largetooth Sawfish (Pristis pristis) snouts showing the different color and size of the snout and teeth


The five species of sawfishes are globally endangered in part because their rostra (snouts) are prized trophy items. The Largetooth…
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Lionfish (Pterois volitans) specimen showing the striped pattern and long spines of the lionfish

Pacific Red Lionfish

Lionfish were introduced to the Atlantic Coast of Florida in the 1980s by either release or escape from marine aquariums….
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Maryland darter (Etheostoma sellare)

Maryland Darter

Biologists discovered the Maryland Darter in 1912 in a creek in Maryland, and the reclusive fish wasn’t seen again until…
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Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides floridanus)

Largemouth Bass

The economic impact of fishing in Florida is estimated to be $5.1 billion annually. This historical specimen of Largemouth Bass…
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Goliath Grouper (Taxidermy)

Goliath Grouper

Weighing as much as 800 pounds and growing up to 8 feet, Goliath Grouper are vulnerable to overfishing. Staggering population…
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