With over 500 species of fish, the park's underwater diversity is unparalleled. Add in things like corals, butterflies, birds, and manatees, and Biscayne is a great place for wildlife watching, including underwater wildlife watching and birding. Ask a park ranger about good places for spotting birds, fish, manatees, crocodiles and more. Visit here to learn more about ethical wildlife viewing in the park.
Please note: If you observe wildlife in distress, please report details about the species involved, the location (collect GPS coordinates, if you can), date, and time to the nearest park ranger, by calling 305-242-7740, or by emailing the park wildlife biologist.Do not attempt to get involved in the situation since wild animals can react unpredictably when in distress. Wild animals needing assistance should only be handled by trained individuals using proper gear and wearing personal protective equipment.