BIO 100 Everglades National Park Final

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Everglades National Park Everglades National Park BIO 100 Due: 2/20/11 By: Stephanie Stratton 1
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The Everglades National Park is located in southern Florida. This park is set on 1,506,539 acres of land. This park is home to a very diverse set of animals. The Everglades National Park is known to be one of the largest national parks in the U.S. (Park Vision). In the U.S there are only two parks larger than the Everglades. Every year nearly one million tourists visit this park. At the Everglades Park temperatures are mild in the winter and very hot during the summer, and the humidity roughly is about 90% all year around. Animal and plant life interact within the five very unique habitats in the Everglades National Park. One of the environments is called the hammock environment. This environment is higher in elevation than the other surrounding environments. And the vegetation is mostly hardwood with a very rich deep soil. The area is classified as an area of shrubs and dense hardwood trees. There are six different species of animals that live in the hammock environment. One of these species is the grey fox. The grey fox is one of only two canines that have the ability to climb trees. The second kind of species you can find in this environment is the green snake. The green snake is very common in the south this snake is about 30 inches in length and is very long and slender. The third species is the raccoon. The raccoon is found in many areas in the U.S. Fourthly there is the box turtle. The box turtle is normally found near wet areas that are usually found throughout the southern states that are usually warmer. Fifthly there is the tree snail. The tree snail can be found on 2
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branches, tree trunks and also rocks, and the tree snail has recently been put on the threatened species list. And the last species you can find in the hammock environment is
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2011 for the course SCIENCE BIO 100 taught by Professor Paol during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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