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Spiny lobsters are key component of south Florida marine ecosystem
Conceptual diagram illustrating that Caribbean spiny lobsters are a key component of the marine ecosystem in south Florida as both predators and prey. Diagram from "Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment" (pg. 265) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/374/

Spiny lobsters are key component of south Florida marine ecosystem Conceptual diagram illustrating that Caribbean spiny lobsters are a key component of the marine ecosystem in south Florida as both predators and prey.  Diagram from "Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment" (pg. 265) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/374/ diagram,spiny lobster,predator,prey,habitat,ecosystem,marine,coral reef,hardbottom,sand,seagrass,chiton,sea urchin,snail,hermit crab,nurse shark,southern stingray,sea turtle,triggerfish,octopus,humans,south Florida

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Spiny lobsters are key component of south Florida marine ecosystem
Conceptual diagram illustrating that Caribbean spiny lobsters are a key component of the marine ecosystem in south Florida as both predators and prey. Diagram from "Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment" (pg. 265) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/374/
Lobster nighttime foraging Conceptual diagram illustrating nighttime foraging by lobsters.  Lobsters are most active at night, leaving their den to look for food.  Diagram from "Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment" (pg. 390) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/374/ diagram,lobster,spiny lobster,home den,seagrass beds,nighttime,foraging,active,nocturnal Female lobster spawning migration Conceptual diagram illustrating the spawning migration of a female lobster tagged on a patch reef.  This bird's eye view shows that she traveled to the fore reef and returned to her den 4 days later (Scale is approximate).  Diagram from "Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment" (pg. 390) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/374/ diagram,lobster,spiny lobster,female,migration,spawning,fore reef,Western Sambo Ecological Reserve,seagrass,hardbottom,patch reefs,lobster den,movement,spur-and-groove,fringing reef,spawning site,Boca Chica Key Queen conch life cycle Conceptual diagram illustrating the complex life cycle of the queen conch.  Diagram from "Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment" (pg. 343) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/374/ diagram,queen conch,life cycle,adult,mating,spawning,egg strand,larvae,larva,metamorphosis,post-larva,juvenile Spiny lobsters are key component of south Florida marine ecosystem Conceptual diagram illustrating that Caribbean spiny lobsters are a key component of the marine ecosystem in south Florida as both predators and prey.  Diagram from "Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment" (pg. 265) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/374/ diagram,spiny lobster,predator,prey,habitat,ecosystem,marine,coral reef,hardbottom,sand,seagrass,chiton,sea urchin,snail,hermit crab,nurse shark,southern stingray,sea turtle,triggerfish,octopus,humans,south Florida Life cycle of the Caribbean spiny lobster Conceptual diagram illustrating the life cycle of the Caribbean spiny lobster. Diagram from "Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment" (pg. 380) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/374/ diagram,Caribbean spiny lobster,life cycle,puerulus,red algae,juveniles,sponges,corals,solution holes,berried,lobster eggs,hatch,offshore reef,swim,phyllosomes,drift,open ocean Dominant mangrove species of south Florida Conceptual diagram illustrating the dominant mangrove species of south Florida.  Diagram from "Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment" (pg. 303) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/374/ diagram,mangrove,buttonwood,black mangrove,white mangrove,red mangrove,tide,landward,margin,community
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Filename:iil_diagram_sping_lobster_key_component.png
Album name:bwalsh16 / Coastal/Marine
Keywords: diagram, spiny lobster, predator, prey, habitat, ecosystem, marine, coral reef, hardbottom, sand, seagrass, chiton, sea urchin, snail, hermit crab, nurse shark, southern stingray, sea turtle, triggerfish, octopus, humans, south Florida
Author Name:Kris Beckert
Author Company:Integration and Application Network, UMCES
Date created (MM/DD/YYYY):01/01/2012
Media Type:Raster Graphic
File Size:219 KB
Date added:Aug 24, 2012
Dimensions:1000 x 716 pixels
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