Beaches and Dunes

Florida has nearly 1900 km of coastline consisting of sandy beaches and and offshore barrier islands with their own unique plants.  Seagrape Coccoloba uvifera and sea oat Uniola paniculata are common on many section of Florida's beaches.  In addition to the plants that are found on the sandy dunes of the barrier islands, there are many trees like the red mangrove Rhizophora mangle, occur on the southwestern coast.



Click on these thumbnails of insects and arthropods for more information about each.


Great Southern White


Florida Intertidal Firefly (Fiddler Crab Firefly)



Horseshoe Crab




Beaches and Dunes

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