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The WETFEET Project | Nature Nation
The WETFEET Project | Nature Nation

Each week, we feature a worthy citizen science project or nature news segment from around the nation. This week's is The WETFEET Project, which was recently featured on NewsHour Weekend.

Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), WETFEET stands for  Warming Ecosystem Temperatures in a Florida Ecotone Experiencing Transition. Because of the ...

Good NATURE | Wild Florida

Wild Florida

Good NATURE | Wild Florida

Each week, we gather online videos we love into a playlist. From our newest film to incredible footage from around the web, here were our favorites. And don't forget, you can always subscribe to our newsletter so you don't miss a thing!
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Invasion of the Giant Pythons

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Florida's Everglades National Park is one of the last great wildlife refuges in the U.S., home to numerous endangered animals and plants. But the park has become a dumping ground for a variety of non-native species, including what may be tens of thousands of Burmese pythons. Follow scientists and snake hunters as they study the problem and try to find solutions to the growing crisis.

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Invasion of the Giant Pythons

Balloon Strike

Herpetologist Shawn Heflick has a permit to hunt down Burmese pythons in the Everglades. He's carrying red water balloons because they make perfect targets for a striking snake. Check out the strike in slow motion!

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Invasion of the Giant Pythons

Alligator vs. Python

Alligators were once the undisputed reptile kings of the Everglades. But who would win a battle now -- alligator or python? It all depends on which one is bigger. "Invasion of the Giant Pythons" premieres Sunday, February 21, 2010 on PBS.

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Springs Eternal: Florida's Fountain of Youth

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According to legend, Spanish explorers believed that a fountain of eternal youth existed somewhere in the place we know today as Florida. In a poetic way, they were right. Beneath Florida lies the world's largest known system of springs. These springs shelter strange life forms and dot the land above it with outlets of water that once was as pure as any found on this planet.