Other mammals that live in the everglades are the

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known as the Florida Panther, of which there are about 80 left of this species. Other mammals that live in the Everglades are the West Indian Manatee and the Bottlenose Dolphin, which both of these mammals is endangered (No Author, 2012, NWF).
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Instrumental and Uniqueness Value The varying water levels in the Everglades play a major role with the different wildlife, and the wildlife is dependent of these water levels. An example of this instrumental value and its uniqueness value is between the Apple Snail, a brown fresh water snail and the Snail Kite. During the rainy season the Apple Snail lays thousands of tiny pearl-white eggs and attaches them the stems of the marsh grass when the water levels are at their highest. As the water levels decline, the Snail Kites search the marsh grass for the eggs and once they discover them, they swoop down and use their evolved beaks to pick the eggs from the marsh grass and the baby snails. The water levels and the life cycles of the Apple Snails and the Snail Kites are connected. The Snail Kites depend on the flourishing reproduction of the Apple Snails and the Apple Snails depends on the water levels in the Everglades. Components of the Everglades The components of the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems of the Everglades interact with each other and both depend on each other for sustaining the fragile life of these species who call the Everglades home. Any change to these ecosystems can have a negative impact on the wildlife and plant life of the Everglades. When invasive species are introduced into an ecosystem it can damage the balance within that ecosystem. An example of an invasive species that has been found in the Everglades is the Burmese python; this snake can eat an 80 pound deer, and also gobble down an alligator.
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