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

    Biscayne

    National Park Florida

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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?

The Jones family on the porch of their Porgy Key home.

Israel Lafayette Jones purchased land on Porgy Key, at the southern end of Biscayne National Park, in 1898. He, his wife Mozelle and their sons Arthur and Lancelot carved out a life for themselves by farming pineapples and key limes, eventually owning most of the land surrounding Jones Lagoon. More...