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


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  • 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.

BioBlitz Press Kit

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On April 30-May1, hundreds of scientists, naturalists, community leaders, schoolchildren, and volunteers to participate in 24-hour race to discover and record species living in Biscayne National Park. Media resources that will be of use when covering this event include:

During this event, Biscayne National Park and National Geographic will be posting images of the BioBlitz to photo galleries, blogging, and sending out updates via Twitter. We'll also be keeping track of the plant and animal species identified by BioBlitz participants. So, if you can't attend the BioBlitz in person, be sure to follow the event virtually through these options and learn more about what will be happening!

Did You Know?


Manatees are aquatic relatives of elephants. They have thick gray skin, coarse hairs, big toenails on their flippers, and lips that can rip and tear plants. Ask a Biscayne National Park ranger for suggestions on good places to look for these gentle giants.