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:

estuaries, alligator, full length

American alligator (Alligator mississipiensis). Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta caretta). Photo © Don Getty

estuaries, bald eagle

Southern bald eagle (Haliaetus leucocephalus leucocephalus). Photo © John White

estuaries, roseate tern

Roseate tern (Sterna dougailii). Photo courtesy U.S. Geological Survey

 
  • piping plover (Charadrius melodus) [Not shown]
 

Endangered species of marine and estuarine habitats:

estuaries, crocodile, full length

American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus). Photo © Gerald and Buff Corsi, California Academy of Sciences

mangroves, green sea turtle

Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service



estuaries, ridley turtle

Atlantic Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys kempi). Photo © U.S. Geological Survey

mangroves, hawksbill turtle

Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). Photo courtesy NOAA

estuaries, leatherback turtle

Atlantic leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). Photo © Chuck Savall

mangrove, manatee

Manatee (Trichechus manatus). Photo courtesy U.S. Geological Survey

 
estuaries, wood stork

Wood stork (Mycteria americana). Photo courtesy U.S. Geological Survey

estuaries, cape sable seaside sparrow

Cape sable seaside sparrow (Ammodramus maritima mirabilis). Photo © U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

Glossary terms on page:

  • threatened species: plants or animals likely to become endangered in the near future.
  • endangered species: a species in danger of becoming extinct that is protected by the Endangered Species Act.