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2013-01-02 05:00:24

Finding a tour guide in Miami is easy; however it can also be stressful as there are so many to choose from. Miami Adventures created their new website with the idea of relieving the stress of the seemingly never ending search for the perfect guided tours in Miami and the surrounding areas. Miami Florida (PRWEB) January 01, 2013 With Miami being such a popular destination for family vacations and getaways there are endless ways to plan your trip. Finding a tour guide in Miami is easy;...

Burmese Python Invades Everglades Picnic
2013-01-01 05:58:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There are always unwelcome guests at a picnic, such as ants and mosquitoes. They are just part of the territory of eating outdoors. But who would ever expect a 17-foot Burmese python to join the party? For a family from Arkansas, on vacation in the Florida Everglades, that was the reality of their picnic this past week. The Python Challenge 2013 can't start quite fast enough, for Florida wildlife officials. Park rangers shot...

Reintroduction Efforts Save Florida Panther Population From Extinction
2012-12-18 11:38:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the early 1990s, Florida´s panther population was on the verge on being completely wiped out, with an estimated 20 to 25 of the big cats left in the state. To reverse the trends of this dire situation, Florida conservationists introduced eight female Texas pumas in an effort to mate them with local panthers in 1995. The result has been deemed a success as the big cats have rebounded in a big way over the past 17 years,...

2012-12-13 20:20:13

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anticipating its new 42.5-acre near-port intermodal container transfer facility to become a major international and domestic freight hub for South Florida, the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) signed a joint marketing agreement with Port Everglades to promote the facility, which is expected to break ground in early 2013 and completed in Spring 2014. "The ICTF with new technology will allow FEC to efficiently and effectively deliver superior...

Python Challenge Launched To Help Protect Florida Wetlands
2012-12-09 06:25:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are recruiting snake hunters in an attempt to protect the Everglades by reducing the population of the giant Burmese python. Starting on January 12, 2013, both licensed and amateur snake hunters will be allowed to compete in what officials are calling the "2013 Python Challenge" -- a month-long competition which will offer cash prizes in order to encourage the...

2012-12-04 12:20:25

MIAMI, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Everglades, Florida is blessed with a combination of wonderful climate and a beautiful ecosystem, making it an ideal setting for wildlife enthusiasts. Many travelers therefore choose to vacation in the Florida Everglades, and Everglades tours from Half Price Tour Tickets can be the ideal option to enjoy the natural beauty of this wetland. Half Price Tour Tickets is known for offering some exciting and unique tour options in Everglades, Florida and the...

2012-11-26 04:21:50

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study published in Integrative Zoology examines the impacts of cold temperatures on Burmese pythons. The study, 'Environmental, physiology and behavior limit the range expansion of invasive Burmese pythons in southeastern USA' (Jacobson et al. 2012), was prompted by a USGS climate prediction (Reed Rodda 2008) claiming feral Burmese pythons in the Everglades could expand as far north as the southern third of the US. Since the USGS...

Invasive Species Abound In The River Thames
2012-10-10 05:02:07

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study out of the U.K. points out what many ecosystems of the world have already known. In this new study, scientists from the Queen Mary, University of London, claim that almost 100 non-native freshwater species have successfully invaded the River Thames, making it one of the world´s most highly invaded freshwater systems. Published in the journal Biological Invasions over the weekend, scientists suggest that previous...

2012-09-12 06:24:28

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wildlife Foundation of Florida (WFF) will host its inaugural Florida BlueGreen event (www.FloridaBlueGreen.com) on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 5 to 10 pm in Broward County, Fla. at the private Everglades ranch of living legend "Alligator Ron" Bergeron. Billed as a "Wild Night for Wildlife," the foundation's first-ever statewide conservation fundraising event will be a Florida Cracker-style cowboy gala at Alligator Ron's Saloon at the...

2012-08-28 06:26:29

PAHOKEE, Fla., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Anquan Boldin Foundation (Q81 Foundation) and Florida Crystals Corporation have partnered for the second consecutive year to host the Q81 Summer Enrichment Program. The eight-week program completed on August 10, garnered significant results: 30 students at Everglades Preparatory Academy (EPA) grades 9-12 increased their grade point average and four student-athletes earned a 2.0, clearing their eligibility to participate in sports during the...


Latest Everglades Reference Libraries

Everglades National Park
2013-04-18 00:57:02

Everglades National Park is located in the state of Florida in the United States. The park holds 1,508,538 acres of land and holds twenty percent of the original Everglades. This park is the third largest national park in the lower forty-eight states. The area was once inhabited by Native American tribes, like the Calusa and Tequesta peoples, and the Seminole people, a mixture of Creek people, escaped African slaves, and other Native Americans, known as the Seminole Nation. Most of this tribe...

Biscayne National Park
2013-04-17 23:58:18

Biscayne National Park is located in the southern area of Florida in the United States. The park holds 172,971 acres, of which ninety-five percent consists of water. Native Americans first inhabited the area when water levels were low in the Biscayne Bay. Evidence has been found in the area supporting the inhabitance of other Native Americans, like the Tequesta people, from at least 2,500 years ago. European settlement did not occur in the area until the 19th century, when farmers settled on...

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2009-02-28 22:49:00

Paurotis Palm (Acoelorrhaphe wrightii) also known as Everglades Palm, Madiera Palm, and Silver Saw Palmetto, is a single species of plant from the genus Acoelorrhaphe. It is native to Central America, southeastern Mexico, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, and extreme southern Florida. It was once plentiful in Florida, but many plants were taken for the nursery trade. It is now protected in Florida in the wild. It grows in swamps and forests that flood periodically. The species is named after the...

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