Off the coast of Florida in the USA lies Sanibel Island. This subtropical island and surrounding waters host a stunning variety of organisms, some of which are native to the island while others are temporary visitors migrating through. Together, all of the organisms contribute to the island’s diverse ecosystems, from mudflats to mangrove forests.
Preservation of these natural systems is more important than ever. Wildlife refuges cover much of the island and provide a home for several endangered and threatened species. From the Florida manatee to the smalltooth sawfish, what can we learn from the creatures that call the lands and waters of Sanibel Island home?Edit Summary