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By Joyce Huber

This advisor is a part of a chain concentrating on outdoors actions comparable to climbing, cycling, mountaineering, horseback driving, downhill skiiing, parasailing, backpacking, waterskiing and scuba diving. old and different history info is supplied, in addition to complete go back and forth info.

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The US Navy came to the rescue again to build a submarine base in Key West. Shrimp were discoveredthe Keys' now vital pink goldand, following the war, the tourists finally began to come in earnest. The Tamiami Trail The western Everglades region remained largely unexplored until 1915 when construction of the Tamiami Trail began. Workmen were plagued by mosquitoes, and snakes. Many deaths resulted from snakebites and related fungus infections. Armed guards were eventually hired to shoot the snakes.

Sundries Mosquito repellent is necessary, especially in summer. Resort areas in the Keys are thoroughly doused with pesticides each evening by a low-flying DC-3 (don't look up when you hear it coming), but state and national parks are considered ''natural" and the mosquitoes are left unharmed. One gentle repellent that some find useful is Avon Skin So Soft. Deep Woods Off is more potent and works well against mosquitoes and other stinging insects. Autan, if you can find it, is excellent. Page 10 Shopping centers selling everything are scattered throughout the Keys, but off-season (March 15-Nov.

In cooperation with the Department Page 25 of the Interior, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Florida Department of Natural Resources and the Florida Marine Patrol, Sea World developed the Beached Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Program in 1973. Since that time, animal care specialists have responded to hundreds of calls to aid sick, injured or orphaned manatees, dolphins, whales, otters, sea turtles and a variety of birds. Sea World bears all costs of the rescue program, including those for research, transportation and rehabilitation.

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