Environmental Factors

Sands Key aerial view
Shallow Biscayne Bay is visible in the foreground and the ocean beyond. Aerial view of Sands Cut between Sands and Elliott Keys (NPS image).

The park protects vital marine habitat and nursery environments including one of the longest continuous stretches of mangroves left on the Florida's East coast, much of the northernmost extent of the fragile Florida Reef Tract, and extensive seagrass beds throughout Biscayne Bay which are an integral part of the South Florida ecosystem within the wider Caribbean biological community.

Last updated: February 22, 2017

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