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Resources of Jensen Beach to Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve Quick Topics
 
  • Archaeological Resources

    Sites of archaeological and cultural significance are found along the mainland and barrier island shores of the preserve. Many of the cities began as settlements in the early 1800s. Indian artifacts from middens have been located throughout the region.
Saltmarsh and mangroves
  • Natural Communities

    The aquatic preserve contains many important habitats. Seagrass beds, mangroves, drift algae, salt marshes, oyster bars, tidal flats, and spoil islands provide food, shelter and space for the numerous plants and animals found within them.
Fiddler crab
  • Wildlife

    The Indian River Lagoon is America's most diverse estuary. There are over 400 species of fish, 260 species of mollusks and 479 species of shrimp and crabs. It is a valuable nursery ground for fish and supports bird rookeries. The preserve is known to support 23 animals that are Endangered, Threatened or Species of Special Concern and one plant that is Endangered.
     

 

 

Last updated: July 01, 2011

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