Much of the state's lands were formed from sediment washed down the
Mississippi River, leaving enormous deltas and vast areas of coastal marsh and swamp. These contain a rich southern
biota; typical examples include birds such as
egrets. There are also many species of
tree frogs, and fish such as
paddlefish. In more elevated areas, fire is a natural process in the landscape, and has produced extensive areas of
longleaf pine forest and wet
savannas. These support an exceptionally large number of plant species, including many species of
terrestrial orchids and carnivorous plants. Louisiana has more Native American tribes than any other southern state, including four that are federally recognized, ten that are state recognized, and four that have not received recognition.
The first part of the Aquarium takes you on a journey through the Caribbean. You enter through the 30 foot tunnel surrounded by 17 ft of water which is approximately 132,000 gallons of water.
You then head upstairs to the Amazon Exhibit. This is located in a glass structure that gives the Aquarium an original and noticeable flair. The humidity, mist, and noise all adds the authenticity of this exhibit. Some of the highlights of this area are the Parrots, Anaconda, and Piranhas. (read more . . . )
Patricia Davies Clarkson (born December 29, 1959) is an
Academy Award-nominated American actress. Clarkson was born in
New Orleans, the daughter of
Jackie Clarkson (a prominent local New Orleans politician and councilwoman) and Arthur Clarkson, a school administrator who worked at the Department of Medicine of
Louisiana State University.
...More than one-half of the species of birds in North America are resident in Louisiana or spend a portion of their migration there?
...Louisiana has the greatest concentration of crude oil refineries, natural gas processing plants and petrochemical production facilities in the Western Hemisphere?
...Louisiana is the only state with a large population of
Cajuns, descendants of the
Acadians who were driven out of Canada in the 1700s because they wouldn't pledge allegiance to the King of Great Britain?