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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Index Page for Spring Life Forum

    This is an index page to our Spring Life Forum. Some of the critters we discuss here are exclusive spring inhabitants, that spend their entire lives...

    Started by denise, 10-23-2008 08:07 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Welcome to our Spring Life Sightings Forum

    Madison Springs This Forum is an ongoing collection of spring life critter sightings here in Florida, both under the water, and in the immediate...

    Started by denise, 08-05-2008 08:57 PM
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  1. Marine Fish Visitors to Florida'a Freshwater Springs

    Marine fish visitors to freshwater springs It is not uncommon to see different species of marine fish in many of Florida's freshwater springs....

    Started by denise, 11-23-2016 09:56 PM
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  2. Manatee Update from Blue Springs Winter 2016

    Manatee Update from Blue Springs We know not everyone follows Facebook, so we thought we would keep everyone informed of the manatee activities in...

    Started by denise, 01-14-2016 04:58 PM
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  3. Monkeys at Silver River Forest, Florida

    Monkeys at Silver River Forest, Florida It's true, they are there!! Rhesus macaques, Macaca mulatta, have the widest geographic ranges of...

    Started by denise, 10-27-2015 11:16 AM
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  4. Freshwater Stingrays in Florida

    Freshwater Stingrays in Florida The Atlantic stingray, Dasyatis sabina, is one of the most commonly spotted rays in Florida’s coastal waters; but...

    Started by denise, 09-13-2015 09:42 AM
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  5. Smile Manatee Update from Blue Springs

    Manatee Update from Blue Springs We know not everyone follows Facebook, so we thought we would keep everyone informed of the manatee activities in...

    Started by denise, 11-24-2014 02:32 PM
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  6. Sturgeon

    Sturgeon is the common name for a family grouping of 26 or so species of bony fish, that are native to subtropical, temperate and sub-Arctic rivers,...

    Started by denise, 01-28-2012 02:49 PM
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  7. Killifish

    There are more than 1200 species of killifish worldwide (with the exception of Australia, Antarctica and northern Europe), they are small (2-6...

    Started by denise, 01-19-2012 08:29 PM
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  8. Shad

    Shad by Tyler Philips Shads, also known as river herrings, are a family of 30+ species of anadromous fish, which means they spend most...

    Started by denise, 01-12-2012 10:56 PM
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  9. Bullheads

    Bullheads are group of bottom dwelling fish that are related to and look like small catfish. Bullheads can be distinguished from catfish, as their...

    Started by denise, 11-29-2011 11:42 AM
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  10. Tadpole Madtom

    What's In a Name? * Tadpole madtom: "madtom" refers to this little catfish's habit of sticking people's fingers with their poisonous spines;...

    Started by denise, 11-28-2011 05:42 PM
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  11. Catfish

    Catfish by Tyler Phillips School of white catfish, Ameiurus catus, in Little River Cavern Photo by Michael Gibby Catfishes are a...

    Started by denise, 11-18-2011 12:24 PM
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  12. Tilapia

    Tilapia by Tyler Phillips Tilapia is the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlids, that inhabit a variety of fresh water habitats...

    Started by denise, 11-10-2011 12:00 PM
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  13. Tarpon

    Tarpon by Tyler Phillips There are two species of tarpons, the Atlantic Tarpon and the Indo-Pacific Tarpon. Atlantic Tarpon are found on...

    Started by denise, 11-10-2011 12:00 PM
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  14. manatee greetings

    A small manatee decided he or she wanted to swim up to us and say hi yesterday (no, we did not approach it). It was amazing! It studied us for...

    Started by mindy, 10-05-2010 07:36 AM
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  15. Freshwater Snails

    Freshwater snails are characterized by a single, spiral shell into which they can withdraw when threatened or frightened. The operculum is a hard...

    Started by denise, 07-06-2009 09:16 PM
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  16. Chubs

    Chubs are a group of freshwater fish belonging to the carp family, that are very abundant in North America. They are unusual in the fact they...

    Started by denise, 05-18-2009 10:21 PM
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  17. Box Turtles

    Box turtles have a distinct “boxy” concave shell, with a hinged bottom, allowing the turtles to retreat and hide when frightened/threatened....

    Started by denise, 05-12-2009 09:00 AM
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  18. Florida red belly turtle

    The Florida red belly turtle, Pseudemys nelsoni, ranges throughout Florida and southern Georgia (Okefenokee Swamp). They are very common in the...

    Started by denise, 03-29-2009 09:37 PM
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  19. Yellow bellied slider turtle

    Yellow bellied sliders, Trachemys scripta, look very similar to their cousins the “red eared slider turtles”, but are distinguished by a prominent...

    Started by denise, 03-01-2009 09:07 PM
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  20. Otters

    Out of the 13 otter species worldwide, the North American River Otter, Lutra canadensis, the only otter species found in Florida. The cute, cuddly,...

    Started by denise, 02-07-2009 11:20 AM
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