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6 Things To Know About Florida Coast

Florida Coast

1. Florida has more than 8,400 miles of marine shoreline, more than any other state except Alaska.

2. It is the only state in the continental united states where vast formations of shallow coral reefs hug the shoreline.

3. Diving and snorkeling enthusiasts have nearly 360 linear miles of reefs to explore.

4. Lush coastal mangrove forests are important for carbon sequestration and improving water quality of the tributaries that feed the gulf of Mexico and atlantic ocean.

5. Mangrove forests are elaborate ecosystems that are naturally engineered to provide habitats for birds fish, and marine mammals.

6. The Everglades National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the perfect place to explore the unique coastal environment of Florida.