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"Florida Pleistocene Marine Group - right side"Image by Michael Rothman (visit gallery »)
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TitleFlorida Pleistocene Marine Group - right side Contact
»Michael Rothman DescriptionThis is a right side detail of the mural prepared for the University of Florida Museum of Natural History. This is a underwater coastal scene depicting the fauna and flora of a Florida reef habitat in the late Pleistocene. The Caribbean Monk seal seen swimming just above the turtle grass has become extinct in recent times. The Loggerhead sea turtle (just below the seal), is depicted hunting for mollusks. Most of the other species shown in the image still survive into the present. KeywordsCaribbean Monk seal, turtle grass, oyster reef, Loggerhead sea turtle, Barracuda, Manatee, Goliath Grouper, Brown pelican, Nurse shark Media Color Categories Nature, Science Subject(s) Animal, Botanical, Birds, Fishes, Invertebrates, Mammals, Marine Life, Paleontology, Reptiles, Vertebrates, Ecosystem, Editorial, Institutional, Landscape