Nature Walk -Biscayne National Park, Florida
Program Length: 22:50 min
About this Episode
Naturalist Sue Ellen Fast explores this watery paradise of islands, coral reefs and mangrove swamps on the doorstep of Miami. She discovers how the mangrove trees are the super-charged energy source for the surrounding sea and all its life, while also providing a nursery for fish and other creatures. She explores the waving coral life adapted to the undulating power of the waves, and she get a good look at a nurse shark and many other fish. And she learns how scientists are helping to preserve an endangered swallowtail butterfly which once populated in large numbers the protected forests of some of the islands.