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Florida’s Alligator Gar

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The Alligator Gar is one of the largest freshwater fish in the United States. In fact, this species outsizes a majority of other fish in the entirety of North America. The Gar is known as a euryhaline organism for its unique ability to thrive in waters with different levels of salinity. These fish can also Read More

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The Alligator Snapping Turtle

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The largest freshwater turtle in North America, the Alligator Snapping Turtle is among the largest turtles on the planet. Prehistoric in appearance, the turtle features a spiked beak, hooked jaw and a tail thick with scales, as well as eyes on the sides of its head. It is more commonly referred to as the “dinosaur Read More

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The Florida Panther

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Florida is home to a diverse array of wildlife. The state’s varying climates and ecosystems contribute to its overall biodiversity. One of the most intriguing animals in the Sunshine State is the Florida Panther. This feline is a carnivorous animal that lives in swamp forests, hardwood hammocks and pinelands. Despite being native to the state Read More

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Pistol Shrimp

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When making a list of the loudest, most dangerous creatures on the planet, the diminutive Pistol Shrimp rarely comes to mind. In reality, however, the tiny creature is one of the top contendors in both categories, making it possibly the most dangerous creature on earth. A normal human conversation is typically about 60 decibels (dB). Read More

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