Top 10 Alligator Winter Facts

10. Alligators stop feeding when the ambient temperature is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. 9. Alligators go dormant, their metabolism slows down and they spend most of their time being still when the ambient temperature drops below around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. 8. When alligators go dormant, they often create “gator holes,” or mud tunnels that may… Continue reading Top 10 Alligator Winter Facts

Top 10 Amazing Alligator Facts

10. American Alligators live about fifty years in the wild. 9. American Alligators are usually dormant for most of the winter. They stop feeding when the temperature goes below 70Ë™ Fahrenheit. 8. Unlike most other reptiles, American Alligators have a four chambered heart. 7. After they grow to four feet nothing much kills an alligator,… Continue reading Top 10 Amazing Alligator Facts

Top 10 Little Blue Heron Amazing Facts

10. Little Blue Heron eat small fish, insects, crabs, dragonflies, and grasshoppers. 9. Little Blue Heron live and hunt around fresh water, salt water, and brackish (mixed) water. 8. Little Blue Heron sometimes fight and even kill their own younger siblings for food and shelter. 7. Little Blue Heron catch fish and other prey using… Continue reading Top 10 Little Blue Heron Amazing Facts

You Can Monitor Live Everglades Water Sensor Data Thanks to USGS

It’s not a boondoggle, but the U.S. Government is full of agencies we don’t really understand who do things nobody ever told us about, so if you asked me yesterday, “What is the USGS?” I would’ve said, “I don’t really know.” But after running into one of their solar powered, radio communicating, live sensor data… Continue reading You Can Monitor Live Everglades Water Sensor Data Thanks to USGS

Water Flowing Under Tamiami Trail Bridges

Water flowing through Shark River Slough undr Tamiami Trail on December 9, 2020 - ©Underwaterville.com

It took thousand of workers and millions of dollars to complete the Tamiami Trail, approximately three hundred miles of highway cutting straight through the peat, muck, and grassy waters of the historic Everglades from Miami to Tampa. From 1928 to 2020 this roadway effectively delineated the engineered water flow that helped create the infrastructure for… Continue reading Water Flowing Under Tamiami Trail Bridges

Everglades CERP Will Pump Over 220 Billion Gallons Of Water Into Everglades National Park

If the intricacies of South Florida’s water management systems are a mystery to you, don’t worry, Underwaterville has got your back. Step one, try and imagine what 220 billion gallons of water look like flowing into a national park. Step two, realize that it’s already started to happen. Step three, see how it all came… Continue reading Everglades CERP Will Pump Over 220 Billion Gallons Of Water Into Everglades National Park

Fresh Water Flowing Under Loop Road in The Everglades

Loop Road, ancient crossroads of time and space, has been home to killers, and bikers, and families, and fiddlers. Land of froggers, and fishermen, hunters, and millers. Waterfront, cow folk, and ancient adventurers; the nexus of Florida for whole tens of centuries. It’s only in recent memory that this locale has bore witness to the… Continue reading Fresh Water Flowing Under Loop Road in The Everglades

Shark Valley Closed Amidst Historic High Waters

People don’t usually cheer for a flood. But that’s exactly what scientists, politicians, and everyday people around the world are doing now that the Everglades are getting a much need influx of natural, fresh Florida water. In fact, Everglades National Park officials have said water levels haven’t been this high since 1962. UPDATE: Shark Valley… Continue reading Shark Valley Closed Amidst Historic High Waters

The Everglades Currently Have Record Setting High Waters

Wind, rain, hydraulic powered heavy metal machinery, the aquifer, Lake Okeechobee, these are some of the forces that shape the Everglades as we know them today. But one thing is different between today and almost every other day in the past 45 years, and that’s the historic return of freshwater flowing through the southern Everglades,… Continue reading The Everglades Currently Have Record Setting High Waters

Top 10 Miami Kayak Launches

Miami, Florida is a watery paradise. So grab your yak, get a view from your canoe, or see the sandy shore from your paddle board when you launch out from these top 10 Miami kayak launches. 10. Matheson Hammock Kayak Launch – 9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156 – You can launch into… Continue reading Top 10 Miami Kayak Launches