A thalassematid echiuran (spoon worm) from Madang, Papua New Guinea, an odd animal that constantly changes its shape, is “never the same” … these 6 photos show the same individual, I also made nice videos of the remarkable peristaltic movements
Liguus virgineus, also known as thecandy cane snail, is aspeciesof air-breathing landsnail, aterrestrialpulmonategastropodmolluskin the familyOrthalicidae. Liguus virgineus is a type species of the genus Liguus.
This species is native to the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), east of Cuba, where it is over-harvested for the shell craft trade. However, over the past 25 years there have been at least three separate reports of living specimens being found in the Florida Keys (Key Largo, Long Key, Key West). In one such report circa 1989, a U.S. Air Force Sergeant reported finding a living pair on a banana tree in his back yard while living in U. S. Government housing at Sigsbee Park in Key West. The two shells were positively identified as Liguus virgineus, but their live collection in Key West could not be verified. by Wiki
Labrador Duck. It’s not certain why this species became extinct during the late 1800s. It was hunted for food, but not extensively because it apparently tasted bad. The decline in mussels and similar shellfish, on which the labrador duck exclusively depended, has been thought to be the primary reason behind their disappearance.
It wintered around the coasts of New Jersey and new England, and bred on Labrador.
This is Claude the albino alligator. They remolded the entire museum a few years back but this place used to be one of my favorite spots when i was growing up. The railing around the alligator is the same railing they had in the old museum. I felt like a kid again.