Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) Fishing Pier Sebastian Inlet State Park Brevard County FL April 2011 Jeff Skrentny IMG_3279
Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Sebastian Inlet State Park Brevard County FL April 2011 Jeff Skrentny IMG_3225
This little lizard was found hiding under a log after it ran out of the trail. Once Z caught it, the lizard went catatonic, except when we tried to let it loose the first time and it proceeded to jump off his hand and run all over and into his camo pants!! It didn't want to leave! It was hilarious watching the lizard scamper all over him!
The second time he caught it, we put it on the fence where is assume this silly pose for a couple minutes before deciding that we must not intend to eat it and running off.
What a beautiful lizard. I am not certain on the ID.
Lone male on coastal rocks
Chordates (/ˈkɔrdeɪts/) are animals possessing a notochord, a hollow dorsal nerve cord, pharyngeal slits, an endostyle, and a post-anal tail for at least some period of their life cycles. Taxonomically, the phylum includes the subphyla Vertebrata, including mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds; Tunicata, including salps and sea squirts; and Cephalochordata, comprising the lancelets. Members of the phylum Chordata are bilaterally symmetric, deuterostome coelomates, and the vertebrate chordates display segmentation.