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Freshwater Wetlands and Aquatic Ecosystems - Florida has both the largest freshwater lake and the largest freshwater spring (Wakulla Springs) in the contiguous United States. This makes Florida a very rare state with a lot of aquatic diversity, from the mangroves that prevent erosion to the swamps and marshes that naturally filter our water.

See what parts of Florida you did not know existed before!

View a list of selectable animals and plants native to the Aquatic ecosystem, with detailed descriptions and pictures on each.