Monthly Archives: October 2012

Module 5: Invertebrates II – Part 1

Our next wet lab field trip will be held this Saturday October 27, 2012 from 10:00am to 12:00 noon. Please arrive before 10:00am.  We will meet at Quick Point Park which is located at the South end on Longboat Key.  … Continue reading

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Module 4: Marine Invertebrates Part 2

Class Anthozoa, corals and sea anemones represents the largest group of cnidarians. These organisms have a more complex structure than the hydrozoans or scyphozoans. Their gastrovascular cavity is lined with vertical partitions called Septa that provide greater surface area for … Continue reading

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Module 4: Marine Invertebrates 1 – Part 1

Mangroves are found along the coastal lands of the tropics and sub-tropics.  North of Tampa, Florida the mangroves disappear to marshlands along the coast.  Like the salt water marsh plants, mangroves are salt-tolerant plants but cannot tolerate frost like the … Continue reading

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Module 3: The First Four Kingdoms Part 2

I have returned from the mountains of North Carolina where the air is cool enough for sweaters, pumpkins are being harvested and the trees are beginning to change into their vibrant fall colors.  It was great to get away but … Continue reading

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