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video thumbnail: Coral Sampling
July 30, 2004

Coral Sampling

Small sprigs of glass coral are snipped off by the submersible's manipulator and transferred to a multi-chambered sampler for bacterial and genetic analyses. Attracted by the disturbance, a large Conger Eel (Conger oceanicus) then a Snowy Grouper (Epinephelus niveatus), investigates the scene.

video thumbnail: Snowy Grouper (Epinephelus niveatus)
July 29, 2004

Snowy Grouper (Epinephelus niveatus)

A characteristic predator on deep coral and rock reefs, the Snowy Grouper (Epinephelus niveatus) reaches lengths up to 1 m.

Image: Various Karst Features Along Peace River, Fl
January 1, 2003

Various Karst Features Along Peace River, Fl

Whirlpool indicating loss of river flow to the underlying Fricano Fracture.

Image: Various Karst Features Along Peace River, Fl
January 1, 2003

Various Karst Features Along Peace River, Fl

Catacombs No. 1, with approximately 4 cubic feet per second flowing through the karst window.

Image: Various Karst Features Along Peace River, Fl
January 1, 2003

Various Karst Features Along Peace River, Fl

Underground flow near Catacombs No. 2.

Image: Various Karst Features Along Peace River, Fl
January 1, 2003

Various Karst Features Along Peace River, Fl

A dye study showing the underground flow near Catacomb No. 1.

Image: Various Karst Features Along Peace River, Fl
June 14, 2002

Various Karst Features Along Peace River, Fl

Streamflow losses at Cook's Ripple, approximately 0.45 cubic feet per second.

Image: Various Karst Features Along Peace River, Fl
June 14, 2002

Various Karst Features Along Peace River, Fl

Streamflow losses of 0.19 cubic feet per second down the vertical pipe of Fricano Fracture.

Image: Various Karst Features Along Peace River, Fl
January 1, 2002

Various Karst Features Along Peace River, Fl

Crevasses Sink spans approximately 25 ft across the river bed.

Image: Yellowtop
April 22, 2000

Yellowtop

Yellowtop in bloom along the roadside, just south of the US 27/I-75 (Alligator
Alley) intersection.

Image: Cypress Trees Along Trail
April 21, 2000

Cypress Trees Along Trail

Cypress trees with buttressed bases along trail in Big Cypress National Preserve.

Image: Southern blue flag iris
April 21, 2000

Southern blue flag iris

Southern blue flag (Iris virginica) blooming in Big Cypress Swamp, in Big
Cypress National Preserve.