You might say the Everglades are a vast, stagnant swamp, full of slithering reptiles and stinging insects. But did you know they are considered to be an incredibly wide, slow moving river? Crazy huh!
Cuba’s Jardines de la Reina might just be the most pristine and wild places left in the Caribbean!
Who knew the dragonfly was such a mysterious shape-shifter?!
In South Florida there are crocodiles living in a nuclear power plant…but it’s not exactly what you’re thinking right now!
Ditch the machete and grab a mask and snorkel. We’re gonna explore the “tropical rainforests” of the sea!
Take a peek inside the amazing and amazingly important world of the seagrass habitat!
Find out how biologists and sport-fishermen are joining forces to understand fish populations in the coastal Everglades!
With a name like “snakehead,” what’s there to like?!
What the heck is that?! About the weirdest-looking turtle you’ve ever seen!
It’s like a submarine salad…a squishy, slimy slithering salad.
The yellow-head jawfish is a terrifying monster of the sea. I’m totally kidding.
On just a few beaches in the world, thousands of ridley sea turtles come ashore to nest at the same time. Check out one of nature’s great spectacles!
Ancient. Powerful. Toothy. Threatened. Sharks have been the inspiration for books, movies and nightmares since humans took to the seas…but they’re way more important than we ever gave them credit. Now that we know, can we save them before it’s too late?!
Shoots ink. Has eight arms. Highly intelligent. Can you think of another animal as bizzare and fascinating as the common octopus?!
In the Everglades, as in all ecosystems, every living thing is linked to gether to form a very complex community. A simple “food chain” is a good illustration to show just a few of these important relationships!
What do you call an unusual jellyfish that spends much of it’s time upside-down, soaking up the sun’s rays on the ocean floor? Well, the “upside-down jellyfish,” of course.
Meet the world’s only semi-aquatic viper. He swims, he’s got venomous fangs, and he can even squirt a stinky, repelling musk. No wonder he survives so well in a harsh environment like the Everglades.
How many times have you popped open a plastic bottle of spring water and wondered where it came from? Probably not that often. But chances are that crystal clear water came gurgling out of Florida’s incredible, massive spring system. If you don’t believe me, check it out for yourself!
Home. It’s an important concept for us….as well as countless marine organisms that live in our oceans. We’re also finding out that artificially constructed habitats might be a great thing for everyone!
3/4/12 At 6:30 on a Saturday morning most people are enjoying their weekend slumber. I’m chugging coffee, blasting NPR, and clicking my way down US1 towards Islamorada. This time, skimping on sleep is an enthusiastic compromise. Today I’m embarking on a real adventure. 7:45 am. Mile marker 85 appears. I turn towards the bay side […]
A tangled mangrove forest might not be that attractive to your typical beach goer, but they’re pretty darn important. These highly specialized trees perform many functions that we take for granted….or probably don’t even realize!
When we think of South Florida, even those of us who grew up here, I bet this is what we usually picture: the postcard snap-shot of an arching coconut palm framed by a rosy sunset on a wide, sandy beach. Sorry dude, you got the wrong picture. First of all, that arching coconut palm that […]
Believe it or not, this annoying little blood-sucker is way more amazing than we give it credit! Explore the weird, incredible life cycle of the mosquito…..but don’t forget your bug-spray.
Filmmakers Richard C. and Richard S. Kern explore the history, habitat and behavior of the lovable West Indian manatee