For throughout most of history the massive marshy wetlands, lakes, and rivers from Lake Okeechobee to the tip of the peninsula have been in perfect balance, but recent human-made problem are threatening the area to the point of destruction. Originally, the whole entire Everglades covered almost 3 million acres, but it is receding drastically 1,800 miles of canals and dams are breaking up with water pumps, and pump stations are diverting the natural flow to coastal towns. Because of this, the water level in the Everglades is disrupted. During the wet season, Floridians find themselves with too much water than they know what to do with. During the dry season, Floridians run low on water. Because of this, many native species are dying out.
With an alarming one in four shark species endangered across the globe, we have come to a breaking point where our oceans ecosystems could suffer permanent damage if the practice of shark finning in the oceans off of Eastern Asia continues as shark population’s plummet.
Water pollution has the potential to kill many species of fish and marine life, disrupting the ecosystem. Along with pollution, fishing, boating, and diving can cause damage and disrupt the natural order. While tourism is wonderful, some of the activities associated with tourism can severely damage the coral and the marine life. This is why the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is such an important part of keeping the Keys a great place for marine life to thrive. This sanctuary provides protection for many species and ecosystems and helps to keep the Keys safe from its greatest danger: man.
Sanctuary, Florida Keys National Marine. “Animals in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.” Animals Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, 18 Feb. 2015, floridakeys.noaa.gov/animals/welcome.html. Accessed 25 Sept. 2017.
The author in the article about Florida 's Okefenokee Swamp, explains the primitive swamp and wildlife in southeastern Georgia and northern Florida. The author describes the place such as how it includes low, sandy ridges, wet grassy savannas, and islands. The writer supports the article by explaining the swamp being bounded on the east sandy Trail Ridge, which prevents direct drainage into the Atlantic. The author the describes the plants such as the exotic flowers, lilies and rare orchids. The article also explains the mammals which live among the swamp. The authors purpose is to show the wildlife we have in the world has many creatures, so that we understand how our world is an take care of at. When we hurt the planet we don 't only hurt
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.
Everglades, a place where animals can roam free in their natural habitat and where people can come to watch them. It’d be a real shame if all wetlands were to all of a sudden disappear. And from the looks of how things are going now with wetlands all over the United States are being drained, degraded or destroyed. As it says in the article “Wetlands and Habitat Loss” things like this have been going on since as far back as the 18th century. We are losing our wetlands at an alarming rate to farmlands, residential areas, and wastelands.
Florida’s ecosystem is forever being changed as we know it. Florida’s invasive species list is rapidly growing making it more difficult for native species to compete. Every day invasive species are released in Florida 's waterways, forest, and swamps wreaking havoc on the native plant and animal life. Everyday people are able to walk into a common pet store and buy their very own python, tegu, or a lionfish perhaps. Most of the people enjoy the animal at first, but they are not prepared for the future responsibilities that follow. They end up in your backyard, your local canals, and even in your neighborhood parks. We must find a way to stop this terrible issue.
A hydrilla grows a long steam that has many leaves on it as well as tiny white flowers on them which float above the water. They are an aquatic plant which means they live in water such as clean water, including lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, and marshes. Seen mostly in the Southeast of Florida and in their habitat they form dense mats of vegetation, can grow with little light, and more efficent in taking nutrients than other species. Florida faces many problems within their water bodies and waterways. The aquatic plants pollute 96% of the public lakes and rivers. Hydrilla greatly impact natural cycles as well as recreational means. A hydrilla is a perennial, which means when the weather changes to cold the leaves and stems die, but the roots
The bottlenose dolphin has made adaptions for its need for energy, need to reproduce, predation, and abiotic environmental factors. There are three adaptations for abiotic environmental factors. The first one is that the bottlenose dolphin will rapidly emerge from the water to dive back in as a way to save energy so they can swim faster. They also just do this for pure fun. It is common for dolphins to have a limited amount of motion but because the bottlenose dolphin only has two out of seven neck vertebrae fused, it provides them more flexibility at the neck. They are also covered in dense blubber. This blubber helps them stay warm in cold sea levels. There are two adaptations that these dolphins have made to help their need for energy. Dense
Every individual has their own origin story, one of adventurous struggles to standing up from the ground and grasping a better life. Life was never easy-going on any human being nor was it ever intended. Nevertheless, in as much as people believe that starting anew is frustratingly difficult, the bonds and hardships obtained and overthrown are worth the efforts. From the starting point of the 1820’s, countless immigrants attempted to trek toward the vicinity of the America’s, leaving behind what is precious to them. Most of their origin stories inaugurated from there and pass on their tales to others to this present era. Prequels to their life in Florida, the beautiful plant of my originators began in two respective foreign roots and were uprooted
The winter before my 12th birthday, my parents decided that moving to Florida was a good idea, and although it 's a lovely state for tourism, Florida wasn 't the best place for a new start for us. My dad 's side of the family has lived in Pennsylvania for generations, so the move seemed to be a fresh start and an opportunity to settle down for good with nothing from the past interfering. Florida was supposedly cheaper, more child-friendly, and the perfect place for people to redeem themselves. Unfortunately, none of these tales held any truth because when we finally found an apartment, it was overpriced, dangerous, and filled with many others with the same idea as us.
The Amazonian manatee is a very well known and loved species of manatee. Out of all of the Manatee species the Amazonian manatee is the smallest that utilizes only fresh water habitats. It has a fairly limited habitat that falls in the Amazonian Basin 's rives and lakes. They play an important role as a ecosystem primary producer. Unfortunately the species is considered Vulnerable on the Red List of Threatened species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature due to human interaction. It is difficult to detect them in the wild, so proper observation needs to be conducted in captivity. The purpose of the paper is to better understand and describe the behavior and social standing
While researching about how pollution affects sea turtles, we faced some issues on finding different types of pollution. As most people know, the plastic waste that is being dumped into the oceans and onto the beaches is becoming a main food source for sea turtles. When sea turtles see this trash, they consume the plastic causing death or severe sickness which has caused this species to become endangered. They also get tangled with the plastic in the ocean restricting them from normal movement and function. During our research, we found that there are more types of pollution affecting sea turtles than just plastic waste in the ocean. For example, the nitrogen runoff and arginine build-up settling in the sea turtle’s habitats is causing tumors