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Welcome to the Nature Coast
The Nature Coast is a rich mosaic of fish and wildlife habitats that supplies life-sustaining links in an ecosystem as biologically productive as some of the world’s most celebrated rain forests. From freshwater and saltwater marshes to underwater meadows of seagrass, from the fresh water river to the salty Gulf of Mexico, each interdependent habitat plays a vital role.

Habitats along the Nature Coast supply food and shelter for creatures as diverse as the great blue heron and the pipefish. Seagrasses and marshes, most notable among these habitats, contribute significantly to a dynamic food chain that draws nutrients from the bay floor. As seagrasses and marsh plants decay, they provide food for small creatures that are ultimately consumed by fish and larger predators.

Bay scallops are a popular targets for anglers snorkelers and divers in the seagrass beds off the Nature Coast.


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