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Paraná Pine, An Ancient-Looking Conifer for Modern Landscapes

Figure 1. Paraná pine has a narrow, pyramidal form when young.   Paraná Pine, Araucaria angustifolia: An ancient-looking conifer for modern landscapes Paraná pine is a primitive-looking conifer valued for its unusual horizontal branching, sharply pointed triangular needles and neat, symmetrical form. The primitive appearance of this evergreen tree results from its resemblance to and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/28/parana-pine-an-ancient-looking-conifer-for-modern-landscapes/

Historic and Modern Use of Artificial Reefs in Northwest Florida

Photo Courtesy of NOAA – Car bodies and other thin metal materials such as appliances were once used to create artificial reefs. Monitoring revealed these materials deteriorate quickly. History of Artificial Reefs and Materials Ancient mariners observed large numbers of fish inhabiting areas near sunken vessels. Our first sailors quickly realized objects placed in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/11/21/historic-and-modern-use-of-artificial-reefs-in-northwest-florida/