Gasparilla Area Marine Life Information & Facts

Marine Mammals

Bottlenose Dolphins
Tursiops truncatus
The Bottlenose Dolphin is a common sight around Placida. Come and learn more about just how amazing and intelligent these beautiful creatures are!
Florida Manatee
Trichechus manatus
The gentle giants of Florida, a common sight in the Gasaprilla Area.


Sooty Inkfish
Aplysia fasciata
Small but beautiful creatures!

Gastropods (Snails)

Horse Conch
Triplofusus giganteus
A common sight in the Gasparilla area – large, predatory snails, often found crawling along the mud flats in Gasaprilla Sound.