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Other Florida Lakes: Features and Types Florida has more natural lakes than any other state in the southeast
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Florida Lakes are Generally Small Eighty percent of Florida's 8,000 lakes and ponds have a surface area of less than 100 acres (0.16 mi 2 ). Thirty-one Florida lakes are greater than 5,000 acres (3 mi 2 ) in size. Lake Okeechobee, by far the largest lake in Florida, and the 3 rd largest freshwater lake contained wholly within the United States, spans more than 450,000 acres (700 mi 2 ) of open lake
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Some of the most biologically productive systems in the world Year round growing seasons for large aquatic plants
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Unformatted text preview: (macrophytes), as well as for microscopic primary producers (algae, phytoplankton) throughout the water column. Susceptible to invasive plant species, algae blooms and nuisance native plant overgrowth, frequently triggered by anthropogenic inputs of limiting plant nutrients . Florida’s lakes are generally shallow and warm . Euphotic zone: light sufficient for photosynthesis Dysphotic Zone Rooted plants Extensive Littoral Zones and Euphotic Zones Littoral Zone: zone of rooted plants Dysphotic zone: light insufficient for photosynthesis...
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