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News and Research
With fewer cold snaps holding them back, tropical mangroves are taking over more of northern Florida. A new study tracks how climate change is helping them gain ground, using 28 years of satellite data.
Left to themselves, coastal wetlands have remarkable ways to adapt to sea-level rise. But humans could be sabotaging some of their best defenses, according to a new paper published in the journal Nature.
(Photo: Matt Kirwan/VIMS)
More than half of North America's orchids are threatened or endangered somewhere in their native range. Uncover their beauty and find the ones near you in the new Go Orchids database, created by our North American Orchid Conservation Center.
(Photo: David McAdoo)
Education and Events
Full Calendar of Events
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"Puddle Stompers (Pre-K): Mammals 9:30-10:30 am"
--Wednesday, March 12, 11:00AM– 12:00PM
"Puddle Stompers (Pre-K): Mammals 11 am-Noon"
--Saturday, March 15, 1:00PM– 3:30PM
"Canoe Excursion "
--Tuesday, March 18, 9:00AM– 2:00PM
"Education Department Mandatory Training for New Volunteers"
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