- Title: Dead Zone
- State/Province/Region: Florida
- Country: United States
- Nearest Area: Pensacola
- Nearest Town: Navarre Beach, FL
- Best Season: Spring
- Description: These trees which once thrived on Santa Rosa Island are victims of Hurricanes
Erin and Opal (1995), Ivan (2005), Dennis (2006), and countless tropical storms.
Santa Rosa Island is a long barrier island (the same Island that Navarre Beach
is built on!) that protects the mainland of Northwest Florida. In 1995 Hurricane
Opal began the carnage with a 13-17ft storm surge that washed over the island
washing away homes, buildings, sand dunes, trees, and just about everything else.
It totally changed the landscape of Navarre Beach. Ironically, the hurricanes
thoroughly cleansed the local water ways of stagnant and polluted water and
created many natural lagoons and tidal pools which provide natural breeding grounds
and nurseries for fish. The Fish began to thrive once again, which improved the
local fishing and attracted many shorebirds.
- Gear: Canon 40D, Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5
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