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10 Watery Wonders on Florida’s Gulf Coast

With all its tidal pools, mangrove islands, and estuaries, Florida’s Gulf Coast shoreline is one of the most dynamic in the country. Throw into the mix almost a thousand natural springs, and Florida truly is a place with as much to explore both above water as below. This ten-stop itinerary is by no means exhaustive. The mermaid shows, cave-diving, underwater museums, mangrove-kayaking, and wildlife-watching opportunities presented here still only scratch the surface – and the depths - of the myriad activities possible along this wondrous coastline.

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Paleontologist Stephen Durham closes up a bag of oyster samples on the Florida coast, where conservationists are preparing for the future by reconstructing the past.

Why Are Paleontologists Getting Into Florida's Oyster Business?

Conservationists are teaming up with fossil experts to help the bivalves—and the state's oyster economy—survive.
Zora Neale Hurston was an author, filmmaker, anthropologist, and leading light of the Harlem Renaissance.

Keeping the Memory of Zora Neale Hurston Alive in a Small Florida City

The preservation of a heritage trail, where the author and anthropologist spent the last years of her life, takes a whole community.
Long touted as a health food, grapefruit has a dark side.

Grapefruit Is One of the Weirdest Fruits on the Planet

From its name, to its hazy origins, to its drug interactions, there's a lot going on beneath that thick rind.
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