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?
National Parks are some of the few places in this country where people can experience a night sky in all its magnificence, without the interference of artificial lights. In fact, a night sky monitoring program is being implemented in the National Park System to inventory light pollution.