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THE EVERGLADES: RIVER OF GRASS

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!

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CROCODILE HEAVEN

CROCODILE HEAVEN

In South Florida there are crocodiles living in a nuclear power plant…but it’s not exactly what you’re thinking right now!

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THE CORAL REEF HABITAT

THE CORAL REEF HABITAT

Ditch the machete and grab a mask and snorkel. We’re gonna explore the “tropical rainforests” of the sea!

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ELECTROFISHING AND CITIZEN SCIENCE

ELECTROFISHING AND CITIZEN SCIENCE

Find out how biologists and sport-fishermen are joining forces to understand fish populations in the coastal Everglades!

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INVASION OF THE SNAKEHEADS

INVASION OF THE SNAKEHEADS

With a name like “snakehead,” what’s there to like?!

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ANIMAL BYTES: THE BOBCAT

A wild cat named Bob. Now that’s funny.

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THE FOOD WEB

THE FOOD WEB

Choices, choices, choices…so much food to choose from!

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RAINFORESTS

RAINFORESTS

What makes rainforests so unique? Well, lots of rain to start with.

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FLAGSHIP SPECIES

FLAGSHIP SPECIES

D. Paul Reillo and the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation are trying to save the planet, with the help of a few rock-star animals!

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SHARKS: PREDATORS IN PERIL

SHARKS: PREDATORS IN PERIL

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?!

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THE HARDWOOD HAMMOCK HABITAT

THE HARDWOOD HAMMOCK HABITAT

This is a video all about hammocks. No, not the kind you string between two palm trees and take a nap in…. the hardwood variety.

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ANIMAL BYTES: THE COMMON OCTOPUS

ANIMAL BYTES: THE COMMON OCTOPUS

Shoots ink. Has eight arms. Highly intelligent. Can you think of another animal as bizzare and fascinating as the common octopus?!

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THE FOOD CHAIN

THE FOOD CHAIN

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!

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ANIMAL BYTES: THE UPSIDE-DOWN JELLYFISH

ANIMAL BYTES: THE UPSIDE-DOWN JELLYFISH

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.

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ANIMAL BYTES: THE COTTONMOUTH

ANIMAL BYTES: THE COTTONMOUTH

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.

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FLORIDA’S PLEISTOCENE MAMMALS

FLORIDA’S PLEISTOCENE MAMMALS

Mastadons. Giant ground sloths. Saber toothed cats. If you were a prehistoric human living in Florida around 10,000 B.C., you had bigger things to worry about than like…..what video game am I going to play next…..

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ARTIFICIAL REEFS

ARTIFICIAL REEFS

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!

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THE PROPERTIES OF WATER

THE PROPERTIES OF WATER

Water, or H2O, is an unusual compound with amazing properties. Find out why water is essential to the existence of every living thing on Earth!

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AMERICAN ALLIGATOR: REPRODUCTION

This video explores the amorous habits and life-cycle of the American Alligator. Who knew this cold blooded beast had such a soft side!

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MANGROVES: PROTECTORS OF THE COAST

MANGROVES: PROTECTORS OF THE COAST

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!

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MOSQUITO METAMORPHOSIS

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.

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PRIMATES: THE APES

PRIMATES: THE APES

Meet the gibbons, orangutans, chimpanzees and gorillas. These are the apes: The largest and smartest of the primates. Oh, did I mention humans are included in that crazy ape bunch?

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PRIMATES: THE MONKEYS AND PROSIMIANS

PRIMATES: THE MONKEYS AND PROSIMIANS

A brief look into the fantastic and diverse world of some of our smaller primate species. They might not be as large or intelligent as the apes….but you can’t deny, monkeys are pretty great!

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WHAT IS A PRIMATE?

Monkeys, apes, humans…..we’re all part of the same order of mammals called the Primates. This video explains what makes a primate, well….a primate!

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MANATEES

MANATEES

Filmmakers Richard C. and Richard S. Kern explore the history, habitat and behavior of the lovable West Indian manatee

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AMERICAN ALLIGATOR: APEX PREDATOR

AMERICAN ALLIGATOR: APEX PREDATOR

Filmmakers Richard C. and Richard S. Kern explore the predatory habits of the American Alligator. Impressive footage featured includes up close and personal shots of a 10′ alligator underwater, as well as a night-feeding scene.

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ANHINGA: DESIGNED FOR SURVIVAL

ANHINGA: DESIGNED FOR SURVIVAL

The Anhinga is an Everglades resident uniquely suited to its wet habitat. With interesting adaptations that make the bird equally at home in the water as well as it is in the air, it truly is designed for survival.

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WHALE SHARKS:  BIG FISH, BIG POND

WHALE SHARKS: BIG FISH, BIG POND

Filmmaker Rich Kern swims with whale sharks off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

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