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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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THE FOOD WEB

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

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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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BIRDS OF CUBA

Cuba, like many islands, is rich with endemic life. Twenty seven species of birds can be found nowhere else in the world!

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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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PROWLING FOR PANTHERS

Who knew the largest cat in Florida would be so vulnerable?

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DRAGONFLY METAMORPHOSIS

Who knew the dragonfly was such a mysterious shape-shifter?!

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ANIMAL BYTES: THE ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLE

Chomp chomp.

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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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OWLS OF FLORIDA

They might seem cute and fluffy, but lets just say they’re the silent but deadly type.

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ANIMAL BYTES: THE FLORIDA SOFTSHELL TURTLE

What the heck is that?! About the weirdest-looking turtle you’ve ever seen!

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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 BOBCAT

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

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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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SEA TURTLES AND THE GREAT ARRIBADA

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!

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RAINFORESTS

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

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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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OMNIVORES

Picky eaters? Not these guys!

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HERBIVORES

Eat your veggies!

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CARNIVORES

Meet the eaters of meat. Grrrrrr.

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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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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

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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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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ANIMAL BYTES: THE NINE-BANDED ARMADILLO

CHEW ON THIS: The nine-banded armadillo is a land mammal. Once in a while, however, he has to cross a small body of water. He has two very unique methods of doing this. Method one is floating on the surface. The armadillo can literally inflate his intestines with air, creating the buoyancy he needs to […]

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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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Patterns

As a wildlife filmmaker, two of my great passions are constantly colliding. Nature and art are, respectively, my subject matter and my craft. As far as I know the following statement hasn’t been scientifically proven, but my gut tells me this is true: a deep appreciation for nature requires a deep appreciation for art. I […]

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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

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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NO FUN BEING A FISH

Being a small fish in a freshwater pond is no fun. You’re pretty low on the food chain, and you have to constantly watch your back. Alligators, turtles, birds….. even insects might find you to be a tasty treat!

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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

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

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

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Soundscapes

  Shakespeare famously said (in my own words…. I hope I’m not butchering it), life’s a stage, and we’re just playing out our role.” He was a smart guy. I like that analogy. Life’s like one big drama…one big movie. And if you think about it, it’s almost like we go through life accompanied by […]

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The off-beat path

    I used to complain a lot, when I was a kid, about not having or doing what all the other kids could. Boo-hoo. The main thing was the T.V. We had a little black-and-white set that my folks actually kept stashed in the attic space of our house. This is a true story. […]

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