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Unusual Attractions in Florida

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4 Underwater Wonders of Florida

You probably know that Florida is famous for its shorelines, from the shell-stacked beaches of Sanibel Island to the music-soaked swaths of Miami. But many of the Sunshine State’s coolest attractions rarely see the light of day—they’re fully underwater. Here are some of the state’s strangest and most spectacular sites, beyond the beach, and below the surface. As the pandemic continues, we hope this virtual trip helps you explore America’s wonders. If you do choose to venture out, please follow all guidelines, maintain social distance, and wear a mask.

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The Sunshine State is full of wonders below the surface.

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Stories About Florida

Paleontologist Stephen Durham closes up a bag of oyster samples on the Florida coast, where conservationists are preparing for the future by reconstructing the past.

Why Are Paleontologists Getting Into Florida's Oyster Business?

Conservationists are teaming up with fossil experts to help the bivalves—and the state's oyster economy—survive.
Zora Neale Hurston was an author, filmmaker, anthropologist, and leading light of the Harlem Renaissance.

Keeping the Memory of Zora Neale Hurston Alive in a Small Florida City

The preservation of a heritage trail, where the author and anthropologist spent the last years of her life, takes a whole community.
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