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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 tro...
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 courtesy Aleria Jensen, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC Fact 1: Barnacles are crustaceans. Although the...
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...
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...