All over Florida there are countless springs that not only attract thousands of visitors every year, but play an important role in the ecosystem of the region. The springs have been around since the time of the saber-toothed tiger, but it is now that their purity and existence is being threatened.
Many of the springs have turned into popular tourist destinations because of their beauty. Although it is great for tourists to get the opportunity to experience such beauty first hand and learn about the native flora and fauna of the springs, it is important that the area is preserved so it can thrive for years to come.
For visitors looking to spot some of Florida’s most spectacular wildlife, this is the place to do it. On the way to the springs, visitors are likely to spot a vast variety of birds, turtles and maybe even gators. Once in the water, snorkeling around, there are countless different types of fish and water mammal species to see. If you are an avid fish fan, the Florida springs are the place for you. The clear waters create a giant natural aquarium where you can interact with Florida’s native fish species.
Chances are you will spot a Redbreast Sunfish while snorkeling around the springs. This fish is bright yellow with a red patch on its breast. This is a popular fish to spot while snorkeling because of its distinct and hard to miss coloring, and its sociable attitude. This brave little fish will swim right up to you to get a closer look. To catch a look at the Redbreast Sunfish, swim near the surface where they feed.