The Everglades. By: Matt, J.P., Alyssa, Reed and Nikki. River Of Life - English - 4 mins.m4v. Where are the Everglades?. = Everglades Ecosystem. Where are the Everglades?. The Everglades are located in the Northern Hemisphere on the continent of North America.
By: Matt, J.P., Alyssa, Reed and Nikki
River Of Life - English - 4 mins.m4v
= Everglades Ecosystem
Alligators have skin that acts like armor and its color provides camouflage.
Alligator females will protect young for up to 2 years after hatching.
Alligators are generalists and eat many different species of animals.
Ospreys are the only raptors whose outer toe is reversible, allowing them to grasp prey with 2 toes in front and 2 in back.
The oldest osprey chicks rule the nest and younger chicks have been known to leave the nest to find foster parents.
Ospreys emit an oily substance that coats their feathers and makes them waterproof, enabling them to plunge into the water to catch fish.
Manatees feed on many types of aquatic plants and seagrasses and may spend up to 8 hours per day feeding.
They retreat to warmer waters during winter months, like Florida bay and Homosassa Springs.
Their lungs are positioned along backbone to help with buoyancy control.
Manatees can stay submerged for up to 20 minutes.
Mangroves are both salt and fresh water tolerant.
Seeds can begin to grow while still on parent tree.
Seedlings float and lodge themselves at first opportunity.
Slash pines are very tolerant of fire.
Cones produce paper thin seeds that are adapted to catch the wind to spread out.
Slash pines can survive on sandy soils.
They produce sap to deter insects from burrowing into their wood.
Cypress trees can survive in standing water.
The base of the tree can be up to 1.8 meters in diameter and supports the root system.
Cypress trees can grow on very shallow soil.
Everglades and other Ecosystems
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