North Nest Key Sound Gallery
Below, listen to a Gulf toadfish recorded at North Nest Key, a small key located in the northeastern part of Florida Bay. Keep in mind that a backcountry permit is required to camp at all backcountry campsites in the park, including North Nest Key.
Photo courtesy Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Toadfish are one of only a few fish species that make sounds loud enough for people to hear. Try a round of Name That Tune: Everglades Edition to see if you can distinguish the sounds of a Gulf toadfish from those of an Eastern screech owl.
Did You Know?
Everglades National Park, which protects over 1.5 million acres, is the 3rd largest national park in the lower 48 states, behind Yellowstone National Park (2nd) and Death Valley National Park (1st).