Perdido Key:

Riola Place

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This inshore marine environment constitute an important Florida resource. shallow lagoons, salty bays, and brackish estuaries punctuate the coastline. Estuaries are brackish environments that exist in the narrow zone where freshwater mixes with salt. They are a primary nursery ground of a variety of sea life. Seagrass beds spread across the murky bottom, providing cover to a host of developing organisms.