By Joyce Huber
The simplest advisor to South Florida's normal wonders and certain treasures. This advisor explores all of the method from romantic Key Largo to important Pine Key, Little Torch Key and cool Key West. It deals broad info on how you can discover, together with aerial excursions, biking trails, the Pelican direction (Key West), canoe and kayak excursions and nature hikes.
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Before your trip, we suggest you read The “Ultralight Pilots Flight Training Manual” by Curtiss Hughes. You can order a copy from the United States Ultralight Association, PO Box 667, Frederick, MD 21705; % 301-695-9100, fax 301-695-0763 or visit their website at www. com. Skydiving 49 n Skydiving Sky Dive Key West offers a personal “Dropzone,” with spectacular views from two miles up as you plummet towards earth at 120 mph and land in a soft, grassy field. ” The 10,000-ft jump includes a 40-second free fall.
Keep Your Hands to Yourself Mother Nature protects fishes’ bodies from bacterial invasion with a layer of invisible slime. Even gently touching a fish disturbs the slime layer and produces an area similar to a burn on human skin. The fish may seem fine when it swims away, but two days later it will suffer skin infections where touched. If you are in a marine sanctuary that allows hand-feeding of fish, avoid the temptation to pet or handle them. ) Watch Your Bubbles Long stays under ledges or in any area where your exhaust bubbles can’t rise to the surface can create air pockets that may engulf overhead sea anemones and stationary invertebrates.
Reef balls imitate the appearance and function of natural coral reefs, with openings and canals that provide favorable habitats for marine life. The students built the balls themselves during 1999; the balls weigh between 400 and 1,000 pounds. Juvenile corals transplanted onto the balls have been flourishing. The primary goal of the program is educational, but the site is open to divers and snorkelers who want to learn about habitat enhancement and Dry Tortugas National Park 23 the growth of coral.