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Picture of the Outer Banks in late fall (South Carolina, 2011)
November 2, 2011

Outer Banks in South Carolina, November 2011

Picture of the Outer Banks in late fall (South Carolina, 2011)

Picture of the Outer Banks in late fall (South Carolina, 2011)
November 2, 2011

Outer Banks in South Carolina, November 2011

Picture of the Outer Banks in late fall (South Carolina, 2011)

Tangled web of prop roots from red mangrove trees, intermixed with black mangroves and white mangroves farther back in the photo
April 13, 2011

Mangrove forest, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park

Tangled web of prop roots from red mangrove trees, intermixed with black mangroves and white mangroves farther back in the forest.  Mangrove forests cover much of the southwestern coastal region of Everglades National Park.  The red mangroves are the most salinity tolerant and grow with their prop roots in the water or within the range of high tide.

Image of Cypress trees during the dry season
October 20, 2010

Cypress Bridge Preserve, October 2010

Scientists took a trip to Cypress Bridge Preserve during the "dry" season to collect sediment cores for further analysis.

Image of cypress trees during the wet season
May 20, 2010

Cypress Bridge Preserve, May 2010

Scientists took a trip to Cypress Bridge Preserve during the "wet" season to collect sediment cores for further analysis.

Image of the sun shining through the tops of cypress trees
May 20, 2010

Cypress Bridge Preserve, May 2010

Scientists took a trip to Cypress Bridge Preserve during the "wet" season to collect sediment cores for further analysis.

An alligator rest on exposed limestone bedrock, sunning itself.
March 16, 2008

Alligator Resting in Afternoon Sun

Alligators are very abundant in the freshwater wetlands of Everglades National Park and can usually be seen along the Anhinga trail in the park, especially when water levels are low.  This ~5-foot gator is resting on exposed limestone bedrock alongside the trail.  

The shore along the edges of an island playa in Florida
January 1, 0000

Mangroves Surrounding a Playa, Florida Bay 2018

Mangroves on the outside of a playa within Florida Bay.