Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Diamondback Terrapin Malaclemys terrapin

Observer

marlo

Date

March 18, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Diamondback Terrapin

Terrapins look much like their freshwater relatives, but are well adapted to the near shore marine environment. They have several adaptations that allow them to survive in varying salinities. They can live in full strength salt water for extended periods of time, and their skin is largely impermeable to salt. Terrapins have lachrymal salt glands, not present in their relatives, which are used primarily when the turtle is dehydrated. They can distinguish between drinking water of different salinities. Terrapins also exhibit unusual and sophisticated behavior to obtain fresh water, including drinking the freshwater surface layer that can accumulate on top of salt water during rainfall and raising their heads into the air with mouths open to catch falling rain drops.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

White Ibis Eudocimus albus

Observer

catiewelch

Date

May 17, 2014

Description

Sighted by Laura Savi "Saw this banded Ibis at 12:30 this afternoon walking and picking through the yards with the other Ibis"

Insects

Photos / Sounds

What

Insects Class Insecta

Observer

flcellogrl

Date

September 1, 2013

Description

Loud insects in the middle of the day, while walking through the trails in the Indian River Lagoon Preserve State Park.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

common morning-glory Ipomoea purpurea

Observer

tropicexposure

Date

February 10, 2012

Description

growing in barrier island hammock