Marine and Estuarine Habitats

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Healthy marine and estuarine habitats support fish and wildlife in a saltwater-based ecosystem. In Florida, these habitats include seagrasses, coastal marshes, mangroves and various types of reefs such as oyster reefs, coral reefs or rocky reefs. The marine/estuarine group within the Aquatic Habitat Conservation and Restoration Section works in partnership with other agencies to identify, design and implement marine and estuarine habitat restoration projects.

Projects:

Breaker’s Reef Mooring Buoy Project Adobe PDF

Dragline-Ditched Coastal Wetlands Restoration Adobe PDF

New Smyrna Beach Saltmarsh Restoration Adobe PDF

Oyster Reef Habitat Enhancement, St. Andrew Bay Adobe PDF


FAQs

Resources:

Florida Living Shorelines External Website

What is an Estuary? External Website

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