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

    Biscayne

    National Park Florida

BioBlitz Plant Species

Preliminary BioBlitz Plant Species List

A preliminary list of the plant 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 animal 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?

Semaphore pricklypear cactus

In 2001, scientists taking a plant inventory in Biscayne National Park discovered a population of semaphore pricklypear cactus, one of the world's rarest plants. Previously known as only 9 plants in the lower Florida Keys, the new population numbered 570 plants...over 60 times the previous count.