Elliott Key Harbor and Campground Closed Until Further Notice
While the harbor and campground are closed, University Dock remains open for day use only. The park approved a contractor to complete repair work. The contractor is in the process of acquiring necessary permits and hopes to begin repairs soon. More »
2007 <i>Discovery Series</i> Lectures
Contact: Jorge Acevedo, 305-230-1144, x3035
Biscayne National Park will once again be presenting monthly lectures on the park's diverse resources. The Discovery Series, hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club at 2990 South Bayshore Drive, takes place at 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month from January through April 2007. The series is free and open to the public. Topics for this 7th year of the popular series are:
Details of Discovery Series lectures and other events sponsored by the park, including glass bottom boat and snorkeling trips, excursions to Elliott and Boca Chita Key, and monthly Family Fun Fests, are available by clicking on the Events Calendar link on the park's website at www.nps.gov/bisc/, or by calling the park's visitor center at 305-230-7275, extension 0.
Did You Know?
Tunicates, or sea squirts, live on the roots of the red mangrove tree. These simple animals survive by filtering plankton out of seawater, and hold promise as the source of potent drugs used to fight tumors. Watch for them when snorkeling along Biscayne National Park's mangrove-fringed shoreline.