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Subtropical Mangrove Forested Estuary
The Rookery Bay and Ten Thousand Islands ecosystem is a close to pristine subtropical mangrove forested estuary located in the Naples Florida area. The area is comprised of some 70,000 acres of open water surface area and about 40,000 acres of upland areas, mangrove islands and fresh and brackish marshes.
This is a popular area for boating, canoeing, and volunteerism to help preserve the natural habitat of this nearly pristine region to the east side of Naples Bay. But most importantly, this area -- where rivers and streams join together with the sea -- represents a unique blackboard for ecological research for staff and visiting scientists.
Here is found a kaleidoscope of life, both easily seen and not, including some 150 species of birds!
According to their site: The mission of the Reserve is to provide a basis for informed coastal decisions through land management, restoration research and education. The Reserve works in partnership with local communities to promote coastal stewardship.
The Rookery Bay Research Reserve is managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. To learn all about Rookery Bay and its programs, please check out their website at www.rookerybay.org
This site is sponsored by:
The Naples Tourist Center, a private tourist information office, at 537 5th Avenue South. www.naplestouristcenter.com, www.bonitatouristcenter.com, www.marcotouristcenter.com, www.esterotouristcenter.com
And FloridaView, Florida's great information source website www.FloridaView.com