Pauline Walsh Jacobson

Joined: Sep 19, 2021 Last Active: Jul 23, 2024 iNaturalist

I'm an artist, photographer and citizen scientist retired from a career in cartography and geographic information systems, so I love that iNaturalist is georeferenced.

I have been taking photos since I was a child, and underwater photography became my passion when I received my scuba diving certification in 1994. I also enjoy photographing flora and fauna in the natural areas near where my husband and I live in Florida. My Flickr gallery contains over 20,000 images of marine life, and is continually being updated:

I rely on ID books, Internet resources and knowledgeable scientist friends for identification of species. I don't always get them right, so input from the experts here on iNaturalist is always welcome. If there is disagreement with one of my IDs, a discussion/explanation would be helpful and greatly appreciated so I can learn from it.

I see iNaturalist as a place to share my extensive library of nature images so they can continue to be used/useful long after I am gone, and it is my intention that they remain here as long as the site exists.

Everyone is welcome to use my photos for research and/or educational purposes. If you need a higher resolution version of a photo for a project, I will be happy to provide one.

Websites that include some of my photos:
Jacksonville Shells:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute:
Monaco Nature Encyclopedia:
Sea Slugs of the Mediterranean Sea and Elsewhere:

Books that include some of my photos:
Indo-Pacific Corals by Joe Rowlett
The BHB Companion by Suzan Meldonian

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