Florida coral reefs
  Within the distance of 130 miles, from the beginning of the Florida Keys to West Palm Beach, Florida, the Florida coral reef ecosystem changes quite drastically. Much of the coral reefs in the Florida Keys consist of stony and soft corals while West Palm Beach consists primarily of sponges and soft coral.  

Sea turtle on coral reef
  Sea turtles depend on a healthy coral reef to provide them with food and shelter. This juvenile hawksbill sea turtle in Palm Beach, Florida feeds primarily on the sponges growing on the reef.  

Sea turtle hatchling entering the ocean
  When a sea turtle hatchling enters the water at night it established a course directly offshore by swimming against oceanic waves. Studies have shown that sea turtle hatchlings can detect the circular motion created beneath a wave and thus adjust its tracking.  

Shark fine art print
  The location of a shark's eyes on the side of their heads allow them to attain almost 360 degrees of vision. Their only blind spots are directly in front of their snout and behind the head.  

Sea turtle hatchling hyperactive swimming
  When a sea turtle hatchling enters the ocean it undergoes a period of hyperactive swimming during which it swims nonstop for up to three days.  

Shark and ship wreck photograph
  A lemon shark swims alongside a ship wreck in West Palm Beach, Florida. Numerous sharks can be found during the winter months in these waters.  

  • Florida coral reefs
  • Sea turtle on coral reef
  • Sea turtle hatchling entering the ocean
  • Shark fine art print
  • Sea turtle hatchling hyperactive swimming
  • Shark and ship wreck photograph
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