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Tadpole with organ failure
December 19, 2002

Tadpole with organ failure

This tadpole shows signs of severe Perkinsea infection, which causes organ failure. 

Image: Florida Bay
December 13, 1999

Florida Bay

Looking south from the Black Betsy Keys shore, onto waters of Florida Bay. On the horizon, Key islands separate the green bay waters from the blue cloud-filled skies.

Image: Florida Bay sunset
December 11, 1999

Florida Bay sunset

The sky filled with a profusion of colors as the sun slowly set behind this mangrove island in Florida Bay, at the south end of Everglades National Park.

Image: Winter Park Florida Sinkhole of 1981
May 10, 1981

Winter Park Florida Sinkhole of 1981

Photo 15 of 15: Water level in sinkhole chimney stabilized since the previous day. View to south across the sinhole. In the following weeks and months, the water level in the sinkhole continued to rise, a likely result of the plugging of the conduit into the Floridan aquifer with the sinkhole debris, fill subsequently emplaced by the city, and natural consolidation

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Image: Winter Park Florida Sinkhole of 1981
May 9, 1981

Winter Park Florida Sinkhole of 1981

Photo 9 of 15: Community pool collapsing into sinkhole at. Pool was roughly Olympic-sized and was about half full at the time of collapse. Impressive sounds of the rebar and concrete snapping, then the rush of water. View to north across the sinkhole. (1:30 p.m)

Image: Winter Park Florida Sinkhole of 1981
May 9, 1981

Winter Park Florida Sinkhole of 1981

Photo 10 of 15: Sinkhole chimney after pool collapse. View to south across the sinkholne. For a time after the pool collapse and introduction of the pool water into the sinkhole, there was a noticeable increase in slope movement, especially deeper in the sinkhole. The house and building parts broke up further and disappeared. The steeper slope of the chimney or throat of

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Image: Winter Park Florida Sinkhole of 1981
May 9, 1981

Winter Park Florida Sinkhole of 1981

Photo 11 of 15: Intersection of South Denning Drive and West Comstock Ave. Sinkhole is edging close to Denning Drive. One block of Comstock Ave was swallowed. View to south on Denning Drive adjacent to the sinkhole.

Image: Winter Park Florida Sinkhole of 1981
May 9, 1981

Winter Park Florida Sinkhole of 1981

Photo 12 of 15: Water level has risen and is now apparent in sinkhole since pool collapse and house swallowed. View to south across the sinkhole. The rising water level is likely a result of the debris plugging the conduit into the Floridan aquifer. Water level is rising to assume a position more consistent with that of the surficial aquifer. (3 p.m.)

Image: Winter Park Florida Sinkhole of 1981
May 9, 1981

Winter Park Florida Sinkhole of 1981

Photo 13 of 15: Water level in sinkhole chimney continued to rise. View to east across the sinkhole. (6 p.m.)

Image: Winter Park Florida Sinkhole of 1981
May 9, 1981

Winter Park Florida Sinkhole of 1981

Photo 14 of 15: Remnants of community pool in sinkhole. View to east across the sinkhole.