Archive for October, 2008

Miccosukee Swampwalk

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

I spent this past Sunday morning slogging through the eastern edge of the Miccosukee Everglades.  The Everglades, at the tail end of a bountiful rainy season, are finally looking like the river of grass that they ought to be.  For the past several years South Florida has been in a serious drought, but this year has brought us a much needed replenishment of rainwater.

More photos below the jump…


Indo-Pacific Periclimenes Shrimp (An Overview)

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Presented below is a brief overview of the various ornamental shrimps belonging to the genus Periclimenes that hail from the Indo-Pacific.  Members of this genus are commonly referred to as “anemone shrimp”, although anemones are but one of a wide variety of other reef organisms that play host to these shrimp.  Some of these host animals are too difficult for the average hobbyists to maintain in aquaria (e.g. Spanish dancer nudibranch) while others are simple enough to maintain in a ‘pico’-sized reef aquarium.

On fire urchin (Bali, Indonesia)

Click “read more” to, well, read more about the individual species…