What Will We See in this Website?
This website will show the threatened, endangered and the recent (almost) extinct species that live in Biscayne National Park. Also shown are some symbiotic relationships of the different species within the park.
When Was Biscayne National Park Established?
Biscayne National Park was established on June 28, 1980.
Where is Biscayne National Park Located?
Biscayne National Park is located off the east coast of Florida. Parts of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay and the city of Homestead, Florida are in the park boundaries. Florida's neighboring states are Alabama and Georgia, but on a map Cuba and the Bahamas look closer to Biscayne National Park than these two states. Biscayne National Park is only a few miles south of Miami. Everglades National Park is to the west of Biscayne National Park, on the west coast of Florida. Biscayne National Park is on the east coast of Florida.
What Does Biscayne National Park Look Like?
Biscayne National Park is 172,924 acres. Ninety-five percent of the acerage is water. The land sections of the park are parts of the Florida Keys and also a small section of Florida's coastline. While at the park visitors may see sunken ships, coral heads or lighthouses. On the eastern side of the park it is likely to see grass and coral beds that capture the sky's radiant hue with brown, turquoise and deep cobalt colors. On the west side of the park there are calm, shallow waters that reflect the blue sky and white clouds.
What is the Temperature Like?
The temperature can change very rapidly at the park. In the summer there is usually a high humidity with warm temperatures, which are followed by afternoon thunderstorms. In winter, the temperature is mild, but it can become very dry and windy.