Why did the turtle cross the road? To get
to the other side of course! With over 25 different kinds
of turtles located in the Sunshine state, Florida is home to
roughly 8% of the world’s chelonian species. These
lovable reptiles can be found everywhere, from dry pineland habitats
to salty mangrove thickets. Find out why Florida’s
turtles are more than just slow and steady creatures.
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They come in all different shapes and sizes, and even colors. Florida’s
coral reefs were formed after the last Ice Age, more than 5,000
years ago. They make up the earth’s third largest
barrier reef – spanning form the East Coast out into
the Gulf of Mexico.
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What do you call an enigma wrapped in a shell? A sea
turtle! Its ancestors roamed the ocean during the Age
of the Dinosaurs and the Iroquois Indians believed the Earth
was created on its back. Sea turtles are shy, gentle
creatures whose lives are mostly a mystery. Take a glimpse
into the secretive world of sea turtles.
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FROGS AND TOADS
The Japanese are crazy about Keroppi, children love Kermit, Michigan J. Frog
can sing his heart out, and the Frog Prince waits for a kiss. Frogs and
toads are everywhere! There are approximately 80 different species in
the United States, with 22 types of frogs and five types of toads occurring
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Standing tall and graceful over serene water, cranes have
long been a symbol of wisdom and longevity in many cultures.
With 15 different species of cranes worldwide, Florida’s
tropical weather attracts and supports three: the Florida Sandhill
Crane, the Greater Sandhill Crane, and the Whooping crane.
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There are many dedicated individuals who spend long hours protecting
the sunshine state’s natural resources. WILD
FLORIDA spends a day on the job with some of these “Unsung
Heroes” to learn about their work.
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FLORIDA'S FORGOTTEN COAST
The Apalachicola River is the state’s largest river in terms
of magnitude flow, and Apalachicola Bay produces 90 percent of
Florida’s oyster harvest. WILD
FLORIDA travels to the
Panhandle to discover what makes this region of Florida unique.
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FLORIDA WILD LANDS
WILD FLORIDA visits some of the state’s most scenic public land preserves.
It’s a look at land acquisition to save critical ecosystems, mitigation
parks for habitat preservation, and working ranchland conservation to protect
water resources and wildlife.
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Widely feared and often demonized, sharks are some of the most misunderstood
animals on the planet. WILD FLORIDA teams up with
scientists to demystify this formidable predator.
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WILD FLORIDA HIGHLIGHTS
To conclude the third and final season of the series, host
Hunter Reno re-visits some of the most captivating creatures and
memorable moments of WILD FLORIDA.
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