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Sunset over the Florida Wetlands on Merritt Island Sanctuary
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Sunset over the Florida Wetlands on Merritt Island Sanctuary
Winter Sunset over Blackpoint Drive in the Merritt Island Wildlife Sanctuary, East Central Florida bordering on the Cape Canaveral NASA facility. About 12,000 years ago, the first people reached Florida after crossing the Siberian land bridge and migrating across North America. At that time, the Florida peninsula would have been about twice as large as it is today with sea levels 20 to 30 feet below the present location. Archeological evidence shows that Paleo-Indian's would have shared Florida with large animals such as mastodon, giant armadillo, camel, bison, and mammoths. However, it is likely they consumed mostly plants, nuts, mammals such as rabbit, raccoon, opossum, squirrel, and deer along with fish and marine life. Thus the hunting and fishing as a means of subsistence in Florida began with the first inhabitants. From this time forward, history of the Space Coast – both cultural and natural - has been rich and diverse.
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Captured: Feb 4, 2013
Uploaded: Feb 5, 2013 (UTC)
Focal length: 28 mm
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 800
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