Dunes and Maritime Forest

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Dunes & Maritimes Forest

In this coastal ecosystem it is sandy, sometimes mixed with calcium carbonate with patches of grass that vary in size.There are many sounds such as waves crashing, birds chirping, & people socializing.The warm sandy sensation is quite rough and if there is rainfall it get exceptionally muddy.The aroma of the ecosystem is truly fresh and salty.

Human Impact

The positive impacts is : ecotourism

The negative impact (s) are: beach development,sand mining,garbage found in forests,dunes and oceans,invasive species

Biotic Factors

  • Turtles
  • Mole crab
  • Prairie sunflowers
  • Blowout grass
  • Fish in Water
  • Indian rice grass
  • Scurfpea (A type of shrub)
  • Dunes tiger beetles
  • Birds like Herons
  • Loggerhead sea turtle
  • Western sandpiper
  • Great egret
  • Feral Cat
  • Moss
  • Red Fox
  • Cotton-tail Rabbit
  • Box Turtle
  • Eastern King Snake
  • Screech Owl
  • Osprey
  • River Otter
  • Eastern Diamondback Snake

Abiotic Factors

  • It is an aquatic ecosystem
  • The type of rock is sandstone which is broken up by erosion to create sand
  • The high would be around 80 degrees and the low of 70 degrees
  • The water of the ecosystem is salt water and is standing affected by tides
  • The average humidity percent is 75
  • The ecosystem receives a lot of sunlight due to being in the south and on the coast
  • From the sun
  • The major sources of pollution is plastic and trash
  • Dumping and sewage
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Water: Florida's Bloodline

Water is very important to almost everything.Animals use it to bathe and drink.Humans use almost everyday in drinking it,bathing, and when we go swimming! If we didn't have water the animals would spread the bacteria and viruses.If plants didn't have it they wouldn't have the proper nutrients and wouldn't make it very long and die.

Classification of Eastern Diamondback Snake

Domain - Eukaryote

Kingdom - Animalia

Phylum - Chordata

Class- Reptilia

Order- Squamata

Family - Viperidae

Genus- Crotalus

Species- C. Adamanteus