This Is How Solution Holes Form

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Solution holes form in the Miami Limestone of the Florida Everglades when water acidifies as it steeps in ground vegetation, and then chemically reacts with the calcium carbonate contained in the bedrock. One of the plant materials most important to this acidification process is the pine needle of the Florida Slash Pine aka Dade County… Continue reading This Is How Solution Holes Form

What is Periphyton?

The basic primordial funk of life in the Everglades is Periphyton, a spongy mass of submerged bacteria, microbes, algae, decomposing vegetation, and assorted fecund matter that attaches to any surface it runs into; parlaying its feast of earthly flesh into a terra-not-so-firma that protects and serves the entire chain of life and food web of… Continue reading What is Periphyton?