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  • Tropical seagrass beds or meadows occur both in association with coral reefs and removed from them, particularly in shallow, protected coastal areas such as Florida Bay in the United States, Shark Bay and the Gulf of Carpentaria in Australia, and other geomorphologically similar locations.

    Ecosystems and Human Well-being~ Wetlands and Water~ Wetlands and Water~ Ecosystems and Human Well-being

  • Everglades researchers are already expressing fear that the oil could run into Florida Bay and potentially devastate its fisheries, sea grasses and shallows.

    Oil-Spill Answers: When and Where Will the Oil Slick Come Ashore?

  • I celebrated the moment 7 hours and 24 minutes early by jumping into a tiny cove in the Florida Bay.

    Harvey Wasserman: A Blue-Moon Baby-Boom 64th Solartopian Birthday

  • Florida Bay is about 2,240 square kilometers (km2) in area, has an average depth of 1 m and a maximum depth of 3 m and encloses hundreds of islands.

    Everglades National Park, United States

  • The site was inscribed on the List of the World Heritage in Danger in 1993 after extensive damage to the Everglades 'ecology by nearby urban growth, fertilizer pollution, mercury poisoning of fish and wildlife, a fall in water levels caused by flood protection measures and by the extensive alteration to much of Florida Bay and its ecological systems in August 1992 by hurricane Andrew which also destroyed the Park's visitor center.

    Everglades National Park, United States

  • Hurricane force storms can occur in summer and early autumn, as happened disastrously in August 1992 with hurricane Andrew which felled many hammock trees and devastated and altered the ecology of Florida Bay where it destroyed a visitor center.

    Everglades National Park, United States

  • It flows to a coastline of estuaries along the Gulf of Mexico and into the shallow Florida Bay and is all that remains of the sheet of water which used to flow south annually from the Kissimee River and Lake Okeechobee 140 km north in the center of the state.

    Everglades National Park, United States

  • In 1996, the population of the Florida Bay region was approximately six million people, and double the population is forecast during the next 20 years.

    Everglades National Park, United States

  • Changes in seagrass-associated fish and crustacean communities on Florida Bay mud banks: The effects of recent ecosystem changes? by Richard Edmond Matheson

    The End of Hunting and Fishing in the Wild

  • ROBERTS: Yes but it's extraordinary Whitney, that your father was able to land the plane safely as you said on a very, very dark night there in Florida Bay.

    CNN Transcript Oct 12, 2009


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