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Heavy gear is transported through deep sediment and brackish water from one fish sampling site to the next.

Restore Florida Bay provides a vehicle for you to better understanding the Florida Bay ecosystem, and how its flora and fauna indicate the health of the Everglades.

Restore Florida Bay welcomes you to share your favorite Florida Bay story and provides you with the tools to keep informed and take action to preserve this unique ecosystem.  Explore the our Eco-Lab videos, and test your knowledge by taking our quiz. Be sure to take the pledge to become a Florida Bay steward, and sign up to win a John James Audubon art print of a bird species found in Florida Bay.

Audubon of Florida has long advocated for a healthy Florida Bay.  From Audubon wardens protecting the last remaining bird rookeries in the southern Everglades from plume hunting to providing science expertise and advocacy efforts to shape and support restoration plans, Audubon remains a champion for the Everglades.

The Everglades Science Center at Tavernier is ideally situated for Audubon scientists to study the southern Everglades ecosystem.  The data they collect allows Audubon staff to better understand current conditions in the Everglades and target actions needed by decision-makers.

RestoreFloridaBay.com is possible by funds from Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF).  The DWCF is a global awards program for the study and protection of the world’s wildlife and ecosystems. DWCF has supported more than 800 projects with more than $14 million in grants in 110 countries.  Over many years, the Fund has supported Audubon’s Tavernier Science Center, Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries, and the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. Disney also provided emergency funding during the Gulf Oil Crisis for Audubon to organize volunteers to protect beach nesting birds and coordinate with agencies on best practices in sensitive nesting areas.

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