Imagine, the wonderful Everglades getting destroyed bit by bit until it’s gone. The Everglades water supply is slowly trying to recover. The water quality and supply is better than what it was but, still pretty bad. The Everglades water supply is this way because of it’s past history, certain problems, and the issues trying to fix the Everglades.
Florida's Everglades is a wetland ecosystem that is home the many animal and plants. Florida's Everglades native species are being threatened by invasive species such as pythons and there offspring who have been released in to the wild by pet owners. Before people knew the benefits of Florida's Everglades people wanted to drained it to get rid of the disease caring bugs, residential and industrial development, farming land, and dumping which caused pollution. Now people know the good o Florida's Everglades out ways the bad as it can buffer storms, provide hunting and fishing, and provides jobs and attractions.
A Burmese python can swallow prey that is a flabbergasting five times wide as its head! It can even grow to a dumbfounding 23 feet long! Burmese pythons are changing the Everglades. There are changes to both the local animals and to the people because of the presence of these pythons in the Everglades. Who would have thought that Burmese pythons had such big effects? Burmese pythons are greatly changing the Everglades.
I have never realized the full extent of harm invasive species can have on an area until I was literally surrounded by them. For Spring Break my freshman year of college I, along with eleven other Grand Valley students,
According to the World Wildlife Fund for Nature organization, the Mojave Desert ranks as the smallest desert among the four existing in America. Just like any other desert, it faces numerous threats to its wildlife and environment. An example includes the introduction of invasive species into their territory. The University of Nevada agrees that the invasive plant numbers are growing mainly from the results of human disturbance, which is a tremendous issue that can harm both plants and animals. Invasive species affect the diets of desert animals, their existence, and the populations of native plants.
Burmese pythons have a large number of sharp, strong, curved teeth. They have long bodies that can strangle their prey. Burmese pythons have invaded Florida’s Everglades. These snakes are very vicious, and they have no known predators. These pythons will tear their way through the Everglades. They don’t belong in Florida, and they are taking over the Everglades. The presence of the invasive Burmese pythons, has a negative impact on the population of other animals in the Everglades.
Ecosystems are something we never think about. We let nature take over it’s way of life. What we don’t realize is that these systems could be corrupt by anything at any given time. This is, unfortunately, an issue in many places, but there is one place in particular. The Everglades, located in Florida. Burmese Pythons are overpopulating The Everglades, causing many effects on the ecosystem. This is affecting the local animals, the people, and the snakes themselves.
Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. Robert Henri, Artist
“...50% of the original wetlands of South Florida no longer exist today.” The Everglades has a big effect with the water supply. The Everglades has been having many issues with the water supply. Containing,the history of the Everglades, the problems with the water supply today, and the issues on the recent attempts to improve the water supply in the Everglades National Park. There must be a way to fix all these problems.
The Florida manatee is deemed as one of Florida’s most symbolic marine mammals in the state. Manatees can be found in salt water in the West Indies and fresh water habitats in Florida and coastal regions.
Invasive species are said to be one of the most expensive problems being faced by the government. This is why people want the government to stop spending billions of dollars on this management, when it could go towards making more jobs for citizens. Monica Dawson, author of Pythons: 8 Facts about the Exotic Pet That 's Ruining the Florida Everglades, wrote, “What most people do not know is that these Burmese pythons can still cost the government money even when they are not removed by employees of the invasive species management program.” Faine Greenwood, The Global Post noted, “ that it costs over $93,992 every year for the feeding for one Burmese python and continued efforts to decrease the overpopulation of the species would greatly lower the
The Burmese python are a beautiful reptilian creature, with camo pattern skin. They are originally from Southeastern Asia and have invaded the everglades in florida. You ask yourself how did a creature from Asia come all the way to florida? Well pet stores have been selling Burmese pythons and have made it out, and are harming the everglades.
Incredible beaches, marine life, and weather are just a few of the things that make the Florida Keys an amazing place. The Florida Keys are a string of islands located off the tip of Florida, which protrude out into the Gulf of Mexico and into the Atlantic Ocean. The oceanography of the Keys are unique because of several factors, including the geologic history, the tides and waves, and the effects of natural and man made threats to the Keys themselves and the thriving marine life. The map below shows the stretch of islands and the many reefs that are right off the coasts of the islands (Florida Keys Map)
Southwest Florida is the coastal region in the Florida state. It contains many metropolitan areas and is quite populated when compared with other parts of the country. The whole area is governed by the exposure to the coast and all the life elements therefore depend on this huge water body.
“Millions of lives were changed in a day by a cruel and wasteful storm” (George W. Bush). George W. Bush said this quote after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast. Hurricanes are deadly natural disasters that affect people every year. They have a very complex way of forming, and each storm is distinguished by its characteristics. After hurricanes, people and the environment are deeply harmed. From Katrina to Matthew, there are many notable hurricanes that have hit the United States mainland. The idea of hurricanes is very frightening and an interesting part of nature.