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South Florida Aquatic Environments

Estuarine and Marine Waters



THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES
American Alligator
courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

American Alligator


Estuarine and Marine Waters:

Threatened and Endangered Species

  • Numerous threatened and endangered species reside in the estuarine and marine waters of the Everglades region
Threatened species of marine and estuarine habitats:
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
© Don Getty

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Bald Eagle
© John White

Bald Eagle

Roseate Tern
courtesy U.S. Geological Survey

Roseate Tern

Endangered species of marine and estuarine habitats:
American Crocodile
© Gerald and Buff Corsi, California Academy of Sciences

American Crocodile

Atlantic Ridley Turtle
© U.S. Geological Survey

Atlantic Ridley Turtle

Atlantic Hawksbill Turtle
© tools.coralreef.org

Atlantic Hawksbill Turtle

Atlantic Leatherback Turtle
© Chuck Savall

Atlantic Leatherback Turtle

Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
© U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

West Indian Manatee
© U.S. Geological Survey

West Indian Manatee