Miami has 100s of acres of beautiful Natural Areas which lend themselves to research projects! (Quicktime movie~4 mb). On the same walk, I spotted my first garter snake of the spring! In another 1 mb quicktime movie, a pair of mallard ducks lands in Harkers Run in Bachelor Woods
A. Rush Hour
1. Enchanted Braid
II. Nocturnal Environment
A. Contrast day
1. Sun rays-angle
2. More available food
a. Predation peak
III. Fish Type
1. Defense Mechanisms
1. Description/light difference
1. Contrast diet
b. Food availability
a. Dwarf Scorpionfish
3. Moon light
a. Effect on behavior
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“Reef Romance: The Secret Night Life of Corals.” http://www.timespub.tc/Features/Archive/Fall%202002/reefromance.htm
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