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Walking catfish face

Five Facts: Walking Catfish in Florida

Five Facts About… Walking Catfish in Florida Walking catfish. Photo courtesy U.S. Geological Survey The Walking Catfish (Clarias batrachus) is a species o...
sawfish in the wild

Five Facts: Sawfishes (in Florida)

Five Facts About... Sawfishes in Florida Sawfishes live in coastal tropical and subtropical waters, including estuaries and river systems. Once ranging from N...
fossil shark teeth

Five Facts: Fossil Shark Teeth (in Florida)

Five Facts About... Fossil Shark Teeth Hunting in Florida Whether you're a casual seeker or a passionate paleontologist, living in Florida puts a treasure trove of fossil shark teeth in easy reach. Here's a few things to know if you want to try you...
Coral ardisia fruit

Five Facts About Coral Ardisia (in Florida)

Five Facts About... Coral Ardisia (in Florida) Scientific name: Ardisia crenata 1: It’s a beautiful troublemaker Coral ardisia (Ardisia crenata) glossy fol...
Barnacle on whale

Five Facts: Barnacles

Five Facts About... Barnacles! Scientific name: Cirripedia (Infraorder) These barnacles are attached to the ventral pleats of a humpback whale calf. Photo...
Air potato leaf.

Five Facts: Air Potatoes (in Florida)

Five Facts About... Air potatoes (in Florida) Scientific name: Dioscorea bulbifera This vine can be found in nearly every county in Florida. Air potato bulbils. Florida Museum photo by Marc Frank Fact 1: They're not potatoes Surprise, righ...
Nine-banded armadillo, protrait

Five Facts: Nine-banded Armadillo

Five Facts about... Nine-banded Armadillo Scientific name: Dasypus novemcinctus This medium-size, armored mammal is mostly nocturnal and lives in a great d...