Biscayne National Park BioBlitz 2010

An underwater search for species at 2010 BioBlitz at Biscayne National Park
An underwater search for species at 2010 BioBlitz at Biscayne National Park

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On April 30-May 1, 2010, 2,500 citizen scientists worked with their professional counterparts to explore life in one of the nation’s largest marine national parks, Biscayne National Park. More than 800 species were found, including a number of species rare to the park, such as the mangrove cuckoo, and silver hairstreak butterfly. Also 11 species of lichen and 22 species of ants were found that had not previously been documented in the park. For more information, visit the Biscayne National Park website or the National Geographic Society website.

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