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WEC286: Science Support for Climate Change Adaptation in South Florida

Figure 6. Preliminary output of the cooperative climate envelope project shows the climate envelope for the American crocodile, Crocodylus acutus, in the year 2080 (B) under a high CO2 emissions scenario. Areas of high climate suitability are indicated in warmer colors, and the locations of the Peninsular Florida and Gulf Coast Prairie LCCs are outlined in white. Climate change associated with a high emissions scenario is expected to result in an expansion of suitable climate conditions for C. acutus in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Source: University of Florida, unpublished data