Florida Bay is a shallow estuary situated between the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Keys. Freshwater that pulses through the Everglades mixes with saltwater from the ocean, creating a highly productive estuarine ecosystem. From West Indian manatees to Roseate Spoonbills to American crocodiles, Florida Bay hosts an abundance of rare wildlife. Explore with us the wonders of Florida Bay and discover the challenges the estuary faces as it awaits restoration of the mighty River of Grass.
This video was produced by the Tavernier Science Center and Audubon of Florida and funded by a grant from Disney. All of the footage you see was taken in and around the southern Everglades and Florida Bay since my arrival in November of 2009.
To hear more about our conservation efforts in Florida Bay and the Everglades please visit: restorefloridabay.com