Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Coastal wetlands

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This section contains general information on salt marsh and mangrove ecosystems.



Salt Marshes

Salt marshes are coastal ecosystems which occur in the intertidal zone of esuraries, bays, and other low-energy marine environments. Salt marshes are dominated by salt-tolerant plants which provide important ecosystem services. Learn more about Florida's salt marsh habitats.

Mangrove Forests

Mangroves are an important coastal habitat in southern Florida. They provide food and habitat for a number of commercially and recreationally important fish and invertebrate species. Learn more about Florida's mangrove habitats.


FWC Facts:
Some seagrass beds, such as those in Florida Bay, are so large they are visible from space.

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