July 19th Question:

Which marine mammal is cold intolerant and often migrates to warmer rivers during the winter months?

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July 5th Question:

What is the name of the single-celled organism that causes red tide?

Answer:

Karenia brevis

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June 21st Question:

How many true species of mangroves do we find on Sanibel?

Answer:

Three

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June 7th Question:

What is the common name for the egg case of a shark or skate, sometimes found on Sanibel’s beaches?

Answer:

A mermaid’s purse

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May 24th Question:

What are the stinging cells on a jelly’s tentacles called?

Answer:

Nematocysts

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May 10th, 2019 Question:

What structure does a gastropod use to lock in moisture and protect itself from predators?

Answer:

Operculum

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April 26th, 2019 Question:

What is the hard structure created by a worm shell made of?

Answer:

Calcium carbonate

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April 12th, 2019 Question:

What does a gorgonian eat?

Answer:

Plankton

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March 29th, 2019 Question:

What is the name of the modified legs that help swimming crabs move through the water?

Answer:

Swimmerets

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March 15th, 2019 Question:

What is the name of the cat-like whiskers located around the mouth of a catfish?

Answer:

Barbels

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March 1st, 2019 Question:

In which habitat would you be most likely to find a striped burrfish?

Answer:

Seagrass

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February 15th, 2019 Question:

Can you name one way to tell if a sand dollar is dead or alive?

Answer:

Spine movement, body color, or echinochrome production.

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