The Everglades comprise the largest subtropical wetland ecosystem in North America and are recognized as one of the most important on the planet. They are a World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve.
Home to more than 80 endangered species of plants and animals, they are the source of the water supply for one out of every three Floridians (8 million people). The economics this great system generates and makes possible rival anything else in Florida.
Watch this quick 3-min animated video that will give you the highlights of the toxic algae that has hit both Florida coasts. Let us know if you have any follow up questions.