Download e-book for iPad: Adventure Guide to the Florida Keys and the Everglades by Joyce Huber

By Joyce Huber

ISBN-10: 0585394296

ISBN-13: 9780585394299

ISBN-10: 1588431193

ISBN-13: 9781588431196

The easiest consultant to South Florida's ordinary wonders and distinct treasures. This consultant explores all of the manner from romantic Key Largo to important Pine Key, Little Torch Key and cool Key West. It deals wide info on how you can discover, together with aerial excursions, biking trails, the Pelican direction (Key West), canoe and kayak excursions and nature hikes.

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Updated weaponry introduced during the war, particularly the rifled cannon, had made the fort obsolete. Moreover, in 1864 engineers discovered that the fort’s foundations rested not upon a solid coral reef as originally thought, but upon sand and coral boulders washed up by the sea. As the huge structure settled, the eight-foot-thick walls began to crack. Though never a target of military action, the fort served as a prison for Civil War deserters and peri- By Open Cockpit 47 odically as an anchorage for the American naval fleet.

Bounded by densely populated resort cities along the east coast and fringed by a maze of mangrove islands which rise from the Gulf of Mexico on its southe and western shores, the area encompasses Everglades National Park, Great Cypress National Park, Indian villages along Tamiami Trail, Collier-Seminole State Park, the National Audubon Society’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and the Fakahatchie Preserve. n Everglades National Park 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead FL 33034-6733 % 305-242-7700 Everglades National Park comprises just a small part of the Everglades’ watery expanse.

On the other hand, periods of heavy rainfall greatly lower the nitrate and phosphate levels and help balance the chemical makeup. n Algae Blooms In the ocean and salt-water bays, Florida Bay in particular, an overabundance of nutrients produces algae blooms, which choke out living corals, sponges and turtle grasses. This has a profound effect on the entire ecosystem, as sponges are the main habitat for juvenile spiny lob- Recovery Programs 29 sters and seagrasses are the primary nursery ground for pink shrimp.

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