Dunes and maritime forests

come to the beautiful maritime forest and dunes!!

what you expect to see there.

Beaches are the most important nesting site for loggerhead turtle in the Western Hemisphere, as well as for several species of shore birds, including the endangered snowy plover, dunes and forests are wintering grounds for many other bird species and habitat for several special-interest species of small rodents.

the vegetation there

Foredunes contain grasses such as sea oats,a variety of forest vegetation is characteristic of stable dunes: going south from Cape Canaveral on east and from Tampa Bay on west, gradually changes from domination by temperate species to domination by tropical species; at least 22 species of endemic plants are found in dunes and maritime forests.

some of the animals.

information of the area

ABIOTIC FACTORS

  • it is an terrestrial ecosystem
  • Sandy, sometimes mixed with calcium carbonate; linear barrier islands and some other shorelines along coast; sandy capes; typically contain parallel zones of upper beach, undulating foredune, transition or "backdune," and stable dune, sloping upward and away from the water's edge.
  • the temp is
  • Both freshwater and saltwater which is affected by tides
  • The average humidity is around 78%
  • The wind, in addition to instigating dune formation, causes unstabilized dunes slowly to migrate downwind. Dunes can be washed away by storms.
  • I would say that my ecosystem get about 80% of sunlight throughout the year.
  • The nutrient is the foredune grasses are usually seaoats (Uniola paniculata), bitter panicum (Panicum amarum), and marshhay cordgrass (Spartina patens). Forbs such as searocket (Cakile spp.), seapurslane (Sesuvium portulacastrum), and morningglory (Ipomoea spp.) are found on frontal dune sites.
  • The main factor of pollution in my ecosystem is caused by beach debris and humans leaving trash behind.

a flower