I saw 11 species of whale/ dolphin/ porpoise on my trip and this was the only one i didnt get a photo of! It was most likely in Mexican waters so the boat did not go after it. I saw the blow several times and once it surfaced showing how long of a body it had!
Lithobates taylori misidentified on hotel sign as the similar Rana (Lithobates) forreri
this location is a little out of forreri's range. The two look very similar but taylori's dorsolateral fold (ridge between the top of the frog and its side) is discontinuous before the hind leg
was on shore but waves would wash onto it, it was barely moving but once i put it in the water it began to become more active i threw it in as far as i could and it was not on the beach when i returned
these estivate during the dry season (winter)
introduced like many things to south florida
seen in shallow water during low tide, when we described the habitat to a park employee/ fisherman he said it was a bull later i compared the photo to a board with pictures of local sharks at the park and bull shark was the only one with the same shaped fin with small black tip
saw under roots of fallen tree by marshy area on night hike