Florida sand pine scrub

WWF Abstract

During recent ice ages, this area was originally islands when sea levels were higher. Today the Florida Sand Pine Scrub ecoregion is home to plants and animals that have adapted to living in somewhat harsh conditions on isolated ridges of sand. This isolation has led, over thousands of years, to the evolution of many endemic species. (Humans often create isolated patches of habitat by breaking up larger patches with roads, urban development, clearcutting of forests, and other means. This kind of isolation is usually harmful to species because they do not have thousands of years to adapt to the changes.)
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Coniferous Forests
Countries:United States
Area:959,999 acres (388,498 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Fort Matanzas National Monument
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER