Mangrove Key Islets
Beyond the mangrove key islets that make up the Ten Thousand Islands, lies
the Gulf of Mexico. The Ten Thousand Islands are comprised of hundreds of
mangrove islands that extend northward from the northwest corner of
Everglades National Park. These uninhabited islands stretch for 60-miles
along the Gulf Coast. Surrounding the Ten Thousand Islands is an estuary,
formed from where freshwaters from the land meet with saltwater from the
Gulf of Mexico.