The Blue Hole on Big Pine Key contains periphyton, a spongy ecosystem of algae, cyanobacteria, and heterotropic microbes, and serves as an important food source for invertebrates.

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Big Pine Key
Florida
Florida keys
Monroe County
National Key Deer Refuge
The Blue Hole
periphyton
rock quarry

The Blue Hole on Big Pine Key contains periphyton, a spongy ecosystem of algae, cyanobacteria, and heterotropic microbes, and serves as an important food source for invertebrates.


The Blue Hole

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