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There are 12 unique Habitats in the Florida Keys.

Habitats: Description:
Beach Dune Active coastal dune with sand substrate; xeric; temperate or subtropical; occasional or rare fire; sea oats and/or mixed salt-spray tolerant grasses and herbs.    (Description taken from the Florida Natural Areas Inventory website at www.FNAI.org)
Coastal Berm Old bar or storm debris with sand/shell substrate; xeric-mesic; subtropical or temperate; rare or no fire; buttonwood, mangroves, and/or mixed halophytic herbs and/or shrubs and trees.    (Description taken from the Florida Natural Areas Inventory website at www.FNAI.org)
Coastal Interdunal Swale Long narrow depression wetlands in sand/peat-sand substrate; seasonally inundated, fresh to brackish, still water; temperate; rare fire; graminoids and mixed wetland forbs.    (Description taken from the Florida Natural Areas Inventory website at www.FNAI.org)
Coastal Rock Barren Flatland with exposed limestone substrate; xeric; subtropical; no fire; algae, mixed halophytic herbs and grasses, and/or cacti and stunted shrubs and trees.    (Description taken from the Florida Natural Areas Inventory website at www.FNAI.org)
Disturbed Upland Includes areas such as roadsides, agricultural fields, or thickets.    (Description by The Institute For Regional Conservation)
Disturbed Wetland Includes disturbed wet areas such as ditches, canals, and borrow pits.    (Description by The Institute For Regional Conservation)
Pine Rockland Flatland with exposed limestone substrate; mesic-xeric; subtropical; frequent fire; south Florida slash pine, palms and/or hardwoods, and mixed grasses and herbs.    (Description taken from the Florida Natural Areas Inventory website at www.FNAI.org)
Rockland Hammock Flatland with limestone substrate; mesic; subtropical; rare or no fire; mixed tropical hardwoods, often with live oak.    (Description taken from the Florida Natural Areas Inventory website at www.FNAI.org)
Shell Mound Indian midden with shell substrate; xeric-mesic; subtropical or temperate; rare or no fire; mixed hardwoods.    (Description taken from the Florida Natural Areas Inventory website at www.FNAI.org)
Sinkhole Karst feature with steep limestone walls; mesic-hydric; subtropical or temperate; no fire; ferns, herbs, shrubs, and hardwoods.    (Description taken from the Florida Natural Areas Inventory website at www.FNAI.org)
Tidal Marsh Expansive intertidal or supratidal area occupied primarily by rooted, emergent vascular macrophytes (e.g., cord grass, needlerush, saw grass, saltwort, saltgrass and glasswort); may include various epiphytes and epifauna.    (Description taken from the Florida Natural Areas Inventory website at www.FNAI.org)
Tidal Swamp Expansive intertidal and supratidal area occupied primarily by woody vascular macrophytes (e.g., black mangrove, buttonwood, red mangrove, and white mangrove); may include various epiphytes and epifauna.    (Description taken from the Florida Natural Areas Inventory website at www.FNAI.org)