Florida is home to hundreds of invasive plants and animals. The coastal, estuarine, and marine environments are not exempt from this problem. Coastal plants, reptiles, mammals brought here from other parts of the region, or globe, have caused either environmental and/or economic problems for Floridians. Read more on about such species, where they came from, what problems they are causing, where to find whether they are in your county, and how to prevent or manage them.
EDDMapS is a regional database that provides distribution maps for locations of hundreds of invasive species around the country. By visiting this website, clicking distribution maps, selecting the species of interest by typing in the search box, selecting “points”, you can see whether the species is in your county or how close it might be.