EnvSci_Everglades

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09/24/11 Prepared by: Prof. Rodriguez 1 Everglades - Past A century ago, interconnected rivers, lakes, and wetlands spread across much of S. FL
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Beginning near Orlando, it extended south through the Kissimmee River to Lake Okeechobee, water seeped into an expanse of marshland reaching all the way to the tip of Florida, into Florida Bay,
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Then & Now
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09/24/11 Prepared by: Prof. Rodriguez 5 eventually spilled over the Florida Keys onto the coral reef tract. People (1800s) reported hundreds of thousands of wading birds ibis, egrets, storks, and spoonbills Florida panthers, roamed the marshes. Alligators lived in the inland marshes, crocodiles along the coast.
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09/24/11 Prepared by: Prof. Rodriguez 8 Everglades - Present Everglades ecosystem is the most endangered ecosystem in the country. 1/2 have been drained and lost to urban and agricultural development. Remaining marshes are criss- crossed with 1,400 miles of canals. Natural water flow patterns have been altered and regulated.
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09/24/11 Prepared by: Prof. Rodriguez 9 Water flowing from farms and urban areas is often polluted with fertilizers Wading birds - decreased by 90% to 95% More than a dozen species endangered: among the Florida panther, American crocodile, wood stork, and snail kite.
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2011 for the course ENV 1009 taught by Professor Rodriguez during the Spring '10 term at Broward College.

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