Fauna

Fauna of interest are coquina clams (Donax spp.) and mole crabs (Emerita talpoida). Both species are common filter feeders found in the swash zone and prey to many beach dwelling organisms and seabirds.


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FWC Facts:
Pyrodinium bahamense, an HAB organism that blooms each summer in Tampa Bay and Indian River Lagoon, chemically lights up to glow in the dark. This is called bioluminescence.

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