Tag Archives: Biscayne Bay
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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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STALKING THE GREY GHOST

Bonefish, AKA the “Grey Ghost,” are powerful, fast and highly prized by flats-fishermen in South Florida’s coastal waters. But they are disappearing. Fortunately, scientists and fishing guides are banding together to save these amazing predatory fish.

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SOUTH FLORIDA’S NATIONAL PARKS

If you live in South Florida, lucky you! Because this chunk of subtropical paradise is home to 4, you heard it….4 incredible National Parks. Get out and explore!

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CARRIED BY CURRENTS

Ocean currents connect the world. For the most part, that’s a very good thing. However they also transport millions of tons of man made debris around the planet. That’s a very bad thing.

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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

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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ANIMAL BYTES: THE SPAGHETTI WORM

Hungry, anyone?!

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THE LIFE CYCLE OF THE RED MANGROVE

It’s mangrove baby-making time!!

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THE SEAGRASS HABITAT

Take a peek inside the amazing and amazingly important world of the seagrass habitat!

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ANIMAL BYTES: THE LETTUCE SEA SLUG

It’s like a submarine salad…a squishy, slimy slithering salad.

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ANIMAL BYTES: THE YELLOW-HEAD JAWFISH

The yellow-head jawfish is a terrifying monster of the sea. I’m totally kidding.

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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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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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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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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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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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Into the Mangal

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 […]

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MANATEES

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

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