• Purple, yellow, gold and orange sponges and soft corals wave against a turquioise sea.


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    Glass-bottom, snorkel, diving and island boat tours, and rentals for canoes and other paddle-craft, are temporarily unavailable. The park is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and regrets the inconvenience. Limited snack items are available.

BioBlitz Animal Species

Preliminary BioBlitz Animal Species List

A preliminary list of the animal species that were inventoried during the 2010 BioBlitz has been compiled. However, park staff will be reviewing and updating this list in the coming weeks as all of the data sheets turned in by BioBlitz participants are reviewed. Be sure to check back for updated information and final details about the interesting finds that were made in Biscayne National Park.
Other BioBlitz Media

The National Park Service and the National Geographic Society held the Biscayne BioBlitz on April 30 and May 1, 2010. Teams of scientists, naturalists, community leaders, students, and the public joined forces to discover and inventory every living plant and creature in and out of the water at Biscayne National Park.

During this event, Biscayne National Park and National Geographic posted images of the BioBlitz to photo galleries, blogged, and sent out updates via Twitter. They also kept track of the plant species identified by BioBlitz participants. So, if you didn't attend the BioBlitz in person, be sure to follow the event virtually through these options.

Did You Know?

Pioneer home on Elliott Key

Elliott Key and other islands in Biscayne National Park were settled under the Homestead Act of 1862. This law gave free land to settlers willing to live on and farm a piece of land for five years. The main crops planted here were pineapples and key limes.