Loggerhead turtles nest and live in the marine and estuary habitats of Florida Bay. These turtles are magnificently colored. They feed on horseshoe crabs, conchs, and other hard-shelled animals, which they crush in their powerful jaws.
The American Crocodile
The American Crocodile is a slimmer saltwater-residing cousin of the alligator. These creatures can be around 15 feet long and have long, tapered snouts. Their diet mainly consists of fish. Today, crocodile habitats are in peril due to several factors.
The wood stork is a large wading bird with a thick down-curved bill and a bald head. It breeds during the dry season in the Everglades and along Florida Bay when fish are widely accessible. It is the only stork to breed in the United States.