virtual tour of famous Florida landmarks and popular destinations throughout the
We invite you to enjoy our exclusive virtual slideshows and
stunning color photography of Florida's beautiful scenery. If you're visiting
us from the colder northern climates, sit back and enjoy the sun & surf !
invite you to visit Florida Arts.org
invite you to visit the Everglades
Arts.org is your premier online Guide to the Arts in the State of Florida. Showcasing
Cultural & Non Profit organizations dedicated to the arts, music, dance, theater
& education throughout the State of Florida.
This website provides comprehensive list of Florida Museums, Theaters, Dance &
Music Organizations as well as Florida's many cultural venues and resources.
click here for more information
Florida Arts .org
Everglades National Park Florida.com -The premier online guide to the
Everglades National Park Showcasing
hundreds of exciting attractions throughout
the south west Gulf Coast area of Florida
including the neighboring
communities of Naples, Chokoloskee,
and Marco Island. The Everglades National
Park has been designated a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve,
and a Wetland of International Importance.
Established in 1947, the Everglades National Park covers 4,000
sq mi in southern Florida extending from Lake Okeechobee southward to Florida
Federal Land comprises 1,398,617.13 acres, Non-Federal Land - 461.13 with the
gross total area acres of 1,399,078.26. The Everglades is a
unique ecosystem and is completely dependant upon water flow, making it one of
the largest and most productive estuaries in the world. The Everglades support
more than 350 species of birds and over 1,000 species of plants.
here for more information Everglades
National Park Florida.com/
Gulf of Mexico facts:
a depth of more than 12,000 feet, Sigsbee Deep is the deepest part of the Golf
of Mexico . It is more than 300 miles long and is sometimes called the Grand
Canyon under the sea. Its closest point to the Texas coast is 200 miles
southeast of Brownsville.
Gulf of Mexico Size
The total area of
the Gulf of Mexico is about 600,000 square miles
Gulf of Mexico Width
The shortest distance across the Gulf of Mexico is about 500 miles between the
Mississippi Delta and the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The greatest distance
across the Gulf of Mexico is approximately 1,000 miles going east to west.
Gulf of Mexico Ports
The Gulf of Mexico links the ports of five southern
U.S states (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas) and six Mexican
states (Tamaulipas, Vera Cruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana
Roo) with the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
Gulf of Mexico Shoreline
The United States and Mexico form the Gulf of Mexico's mainland shore, which extends
more than 4,000 miles from the Florida Keys to Cabo Catoche, at the northwestern
tip of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.
Gulf of Mexico Sanctuaries
The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary contains the northernmost tropical
coral reefs in the U.S.
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas is the wintering
ground of most of the world's whooping cranes in the wild.
Padre Island National
Seashore in Texas is the nation's longest stretch of undeveloped beach.
Rules for the Gulf of Mexico
NEW GROUPER AND TILEFISH
REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 15, 2004
of 2 red grouper allowed within the 5-fish aggregate grouper bag limit
grouper quota reduced from 9.35 mp gutted weight to 8.80 mp gutted wt.
red grouper quota - 5.31 mp gutted wt (counts as part of shallow-water grouper
Commercial shallow-water grouper fishery closes when either the shallow-water
grouper or red grouper quota is reached, whichever comes first.
grouper quota reduced from 1.35 mp gutted wt to 1.02 mp gutted wt.
quota - 0.44 mp gutted wt
other grouper regulations remain the same, including the minimum size limits of
grouper - 20 inches total length
gag and black grouper - 22 inches total
length recreational, 24 inches total length commercial
- 20 inches total length
scamp - 16 inches total length
closed season on red grouper, black grouper and gag - Feb. 15 to March 15
Largest Cities: Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa,
Saint Petersburg, Hialeah,
Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Hollywood,
Admission to Statehood: March 3, 1845
Florida Area: 65758 sq.mi, 22th
Florida Land 53997 sq. mi., 26th
Florida Water 11761 sq.mi.
Coastline 1350 mi.
Florida 2nd Shoreline 8,426mi., 2nd
Florida Border States: Alabama Georgia
Universities: Florida Colleges
FloridaCommunity and Technical Colleges: Florida
Florida Constitution: 27th State
facts 15,982,378; 4th, 12/00
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invite you to visit Anna Maria Island , Florida
Enjoy your visit on Anna Maria Island by relaxing on the pristine beaches or tour
the island's many historic sites by bicycle. Let our Anna Maria Island Guide help
you plan every aspect of your Florida vacation - from lodging & dining to
local island history and weather.
Anna Maria Island is a seven mile barrier
island located in the southern Gulf Coast area of Florida and is renowned for
its white sand gulf beaches and gin clear water. Anna Maria is the northernmost
of a string of barrier islands that extend in a southerly direction to the Florida
Keys.The Island itself is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico to the west, Tampa
Bay to the north and Sarasota Bay and Anna Maria Bay on its eastern shores.
Fishing abounds on Anna Maria Island. The island offers three fishing piers: Anna
Maria City Pier, Rod & Reel Pier and Bradenton Beach.
White Beaches &
Anna Maria Island is a famous for its miles of white sandy
beaches with stunning sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Here visitors can find
world class angling, boating, surfing, golf, tennis as well as a rich selection
of exotic wildlife. In fact, the entire island of Anna Maria is considered a wildlife
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