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Everglades National Park, USA

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 28)

Abstract

Everglades National Park, located in South Florida, USA, protects an unparalleled landscape. It is at the interface of temperate and subtropical climates, fresh and brackish water, shallow bays, and deeper coastal waters, which creates a complex of habitats supporting a high diversity of flora and fauna. It is characterized by the presence of wetlands, sawgrass prairies, dry tropical hardwood hammocks, pinelands, and mangrove swamps, in addition to Florida Bay and Gulf Coast estuaries. It provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species, like the manatee, the American crocodile, and the endangered Florida panther. This site has been called “a river of grass flowing imperceptibly from the hinterland into the sea.”

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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  1. 1.Federal University of Ceará StateFortalezaBrazil

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