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Biological and ecological science for Florida—The Sunshine State

Fact Sheet 2017-3066

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https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173066

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Abstract

Florida is rich in sunshine and other natural resources essential to the State's economy. More than 100 million tourists visit Florida's beaches, wetlands, forests, oceans, lakes, and streams where they generate billions of dollars and sustain more than a million jobs. Florida also provides habitat for several thousand freshwater and marine fish, mammals, birds, and other wildlife that are viewed, hunted, or fished, or that provide valuable ecological services. Fertile soils and freshwater supplies support agriculture and forest industries and generate more than $8 billion of revenue annually and sustain thousands of jobs.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2017, Biological and ecological science for Florida—The Sunshine State: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017-3066, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173066.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area
  • Charismatic Sea Turtles
  • Big Reptile Problem
  • Keeping Tabs on Biological Threats
  • The Science of Slime
  • Recovery of Florida’s State Marine Mammal
  • Informing Everglades Restoration

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Biological and ecological science for Florida—The Sunshine State
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2017-3066
DOI:
10.3133/fs20173066
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Office of the AD Ecosystems
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Florida
Online Only (Y/N):
Y