Sea Pork Correction


I want to thank Gary Mooney for his excellent article on the guided beach walks at Newton Park. Gayle and I have a wonderful time exploring the shoreline and sharing our enthusiasm for the treasures that we find. You perfectly captured the spirit of these walks.

I would like to make one small correction. Sea pork seems to have gotten an undeserved promotion. As much as I’m a fan of sea pork, it really is still an invertebrate. It has a notochord (a primitive beginning of a backbone) and because of that, this odd looking blob shares the phylum Chordata with us vertebrates.

Thanks again for the wonderful article. See you on the beach!

Gloria Abramoff
Fort Myers Beach