Boat Tours, Paddle-craft Rentals and Select Conveniences Temporarily Unavailable
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.
Threatened and Endangered Animals in Biscayne National Park
The following animals are listed as threatened or endangered under the Federal and/or State classification system. Therefore any take, harvest, harassment, harm, or any other interference with these species is strictly prohibited. If you are lucky enough to observe any of these animals during your visit to Biscayne National Park, cherish the sighting but please do not interfere with the animal's natural behavior and activities. Park managers document sightings of threatened and endangered species in the park, and visitors are encouraged to report their sightings (click here to report your sighting). Please provide as much information as possible (such as the date, specific location, and number and size(s), of observed plants, as well as your level of certainty of species identification). Photographs documenting your observation are strongly encouraged, particularly with very rare species.
This list includes animal species that are likely to be observed in Biscayne National Park. For a complete list of federally listed threatened and endangered species, please click here. For a complete list of state listed threatened and endangered animals species, please click here. To learn about threatened and endangered plants in Biscayne National Park, please click here.
Additionally, the following animal species which occur in Biscayne National Park are protected from harvest by state, federal, or international regulations. These species are not classified as threatened or endangered, but the special protection measures ensure the long term survival and sustainability of these species.
· All stony corals
Did You Know?
For 50 years, four generations of the Sweeting family thrived on Biscayne National Park's Elliott Key. Here they raised pineapples, salvaged wrecked ships, went to school, worshipped and played at the northern end of Florida's Keys.