Ten Thousand Islands


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Ten Thousand Islands,

group of small islands in the Gulf of Mexico, off SW Fla., covered with mangrove forests and surrounded by clam beds. Most of the islands are in Everglades National Park.
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Much of the city's economy is based on tourism and is popular with eco-tourists visiting the Everglades, Ten Thousand Islands Refuge and Big Cypress National Preserve.
Early Floridians constructed highly elaborate structures out of oyster and clam shells in the Ten Thousand Islands, dating back to 1000 B.
In Karen Russell's widely praised inaugural novel, Swamplandial, the unnavigable landscape of Ten Thousand Islands in Southwest Florida is the setting which, by its wildness, earns it the status of the book's central character.
Others in that part of Florida, the Ten Thousand Islands and the village of Chokoloskee that was the nearest community to his plantation, came to respect him for his success and, some say, to envy him for it.
What's left of the smalltooth sawfish population is confined to the lower peninsula of Florida, Burgess said, with the most important area ranging from Charlotte Harbor through the Ten Thousand Islands area of the Everglades into Florida Bay and the Keys.
To study past sea level fluctuations, Savarese has been pulling out core samples from around the Ten Thousand Islands area of Everglades National Park.
All samples were obtained by using traditional hook-and-line gear, baited with fresh shrimp, except for the collection of gray snapper from the Ten Thousand Islands region that was obtained from bycatch of crab traps.
Other projects include rebuilding the Picayune Strand, a large section of wetlands that once fed into the Ten Thousand Islands portion of the park.
The Naples area is renowned for its saltwater fishing, and one of the best spots is the 35,000-acre Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, southeast of Naples.
You might encounter alligators, crocodiles, invasive pythons, eagles and scores of other birds as you paddle through the Ten Thousand Islands.
With the unwitting aid of her exhusband Perry Skinner, whom she's still madly in love with, and her wry 12-year-old son Fry, she lures Shreave and his mistress Eugenie Fonda to Florida for a once in a lifetime eco-tour of the Ten Thousand Islands and an overnight stay on Dismal Key.
This agreement, said President Bush at a 30 May 2002 news conference, will protect about 765,000 acres in the Everglades, Big Cypress National Preserve, the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, and Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge from drilling or spills related to drilling.