If you live, vacation, boat, swim, snorkel, bird watch, or eat shellfish in south Florida, you are “connected” to the south Florida marine habitats. This book documents the dramatic changes in south Florida's marine ecosystem over the last few decades. It is the culmination of an unprecedented effort to assemble a summary of the status and threats to south Florida marine habitats, a unique environment of the United States that is under severe pressure because of activities related to human development. The 473-page milestone book features entries on topics ranging across every aspect of the marine ecosystem, from mangrove forests to coral reefs.
Published July 2012. 473 pages.