Reflection Upon the Sebastian River, Florida
The St. Sebastian River is a wide, shallow river in the U.S. state of Florida, a tributary of the Indian River Lagoon west and north of the city of Sebastian. Few places offer such a rich diversity of fishing opportunities, canoeing, and kayaking. Located centrally on Florida’s Treasure Coast, Sebastian thrives among the Sunshine State’s most enviable fresh and saltwater ecosystems. Sebastian nestles up against the legendary, 156-mile-long Indian River Lagoon. With more than nearly 800 species of fish -- than most other estuaries in North America. The diversity and abundance of fish it still produces never ceases to amaze.
Sebastian is a must-visit destination, the river winds through high bluffs lined with hardwood hammocks. The pine flatwoods form a backdrop for other biological communities, including cypress domes, scrubby flatwoods, sand hills and a beautiful strand swamp. These habitats are home to many native plants and animals, including over 50 protected species, canoeing, boating and fishing on the St. Sebastian River are popular activities.
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