The park's purpose is to protect a marine environment home to numerous animal species, like turtles and manatees.
95% of Biscayne National Park is under water.
In Biscayne National Park, West Indian manatees, American crocodiles, peregrine falcons and several species of tortoise are threatened with extinction.
Biscayne Bay shelters coral and multi-coloured tropical fish.
These constructions on stilts built in the 1930's and typical of this region of Florida contribute to the bay's uniqueness.
The mangrove that covers the coast constitutes an almost impenetrable biotope.
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