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Web Sites

The Cave Diving Website
Everything you need to know about underwater cavern exploration.

Florida’s Springs
A nice overview of spring formation, conservation, and more.

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
Established in 1983 specifically to protect Florida’s endangered manatees.

Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park
A 45-foot-deep natural spring is the centerpiece of this 180-acre park.

The American Alligator
Gator facts from the University of Florida.

Pictures and more from the SeaWorld Education Department.

Karst Ecosystem Spotlight: Crystal Beach Springs, Florida
Find out what researcher and diver K. Michael Garman discovered in Florida’s flooded caverns. Scroll down to the bottom of this page devoted to the North American Biospeleology Newsletter.


Burgess, Robert F. THE CAVE DIVERS. Aqua Quest Publications, 1999.

Goff Clark, Margaret. THE VANISHING MANATEE. New York: Cobblehill Books, 1990.

Gordon, Esther and Bernard. ONCE THERE WAS A GIANT SEA COW. New York: Henry Z. Walck, Inc. 1977.

Randazzo, Anthony F. THE GEOLOGY OF FLORIDA. Jacksonville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1997.

Stamm, Doug. THE SPRINGS OF FLORIDA. Miami, FL: Pineapple Press, 1998.

Strawn, Martha. ALLIGATORS: PREHISTORIC PRESENCE IN THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.