Click any of the images below to learn about the many animals that call Fort Matanzas National Monument home

Cannonball Jellyfish in shallow water
Coastal Creatures

Cannonball Jellyfish in shallow water

8 pink birds walking in shallow water

Roseate Spoonbills walking through the shallow marsh

Tree Frog on trail railing

A Cuban Tree frog rest on a trail railing

Fiddler Crab in a hole
Fiddler Crabs

Fiddler crabs are one of many species of crustaceans found here.

Southern Puffer Fish on beach

This Southern Puffer Fish and many species can be found in the waters surrounding Fort Matanzas

Black and Yellow Spider
Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, etc

Learn about the many creepy crawlers

Two dolphins swimming together

Dolphins are frequently seen hunting and swimming the Matanzas River

A black racer looks up at it's surroundings

The non-venomous Black Racer is frequently spotted along the Nature Trail

A sea snail in the shallows

The sharp and slimy creatures

Last updated: June 29, 2023

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