The Florida Everglades

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The Florida Everglades is home to lots of animals, predators and plants it's home to the people that live in Florida and also to the people that care about it the everglades is a wonderful place I actually want to go there my self and see the animals and plants it's actually the habit to those animals and plants The Florida Everglades has many values it's home to the wildlife animals though it can get crazy sometimes when the animals starting to get hungry. Python and baby anaconda's are taking over our wildlife animals by killing and eating them the population of our wildlife animals have went down the Everglades according to the text it states. ''Reports from just over a year ago say that thousands of pythons have been making their homes …show more content…

There are no drastic spikes in the populations of any one species, or drops in another. A large number of different species (a great biodiversity) is one indicator of an ecosystem’s health. Remarkably, biodiversity is not necessarily dependent upon the size of the ecosystem; some of the richest ecosystems in the world exist within narrow boundaries (sections of the Amazon rainforest, for example, and the Galapagos Islands). These ecosystems might be relatively small, but besides threat from destructive human behavior, they’re strong because of their biodiversity; each species is connected to the other in some way.If a healthy ecosystem is one that is home to many different species, mostly native to the area and all interdependent upon one another, what’s an example of an unhealthy ecosystem? Flashback to Florida; let’s take a closer look at the Everglades. The invasive (not original to a specific environment) pythons and anacondas mentioned earlier are a huge problem—literally. These reptiles can reach lengths of up to 20 feet, which is longer than three adult men lying head-to-toe. At such a size, they have few natural predators, so their numbers grow with little to keep them under control. The snakes compete with alligators for food, even making a meal of a gator once in a while. They’ve crippled the Everglades’ populations of opossums, rabbits, bobcats and foxes, thus dominating the food web to such a degree that there’s not much of a web anymore. Invasive pythons aren’t the only non-native species that threaten the Everglades ecosystem. There are invasive plants too, hurting the balance of the Everglades, not only choking out native species (some vine-like plants actually grow over original trees and plants), but growing so thick that they block water flow and movement of

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