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Public Locked Out of Biscayne National Park

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 5, 2015 – Today, the National Park Service announced its final General Management Plan (GMP) for Biscayne National Park. Despite commitments made by Biscayne National Park officials to work with stakeholders and the state of Florida to …

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Colonial Shipwrecks in Biscayne National Park

National park archeologists survey the newly exposed wreck of the HMS Fowey. Photo courtesy of the National Parks Service

I surface dive into the sun dappled water; my swim fins propel me below to a span of only ten feet. In the vertical stabs of sunlight the vague shape of a ship’s hull materializes against the sugar white sand: …

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Dive Shipwrecks Along Maritime Heritage Trail

Mapping the Erl King. All photos courtesy of National Park Service

New Year’s Eve, 1965, a gleaming Brigantine schooner sailed on a brisk north wind toward the lights of Miami. Mandalay, elegant in her mahogany, brass and ivory trim, rose and fell above the waves while 23 well-heeled vacationers strolled her …

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Florida Kayak Trail Beckons Paddlers

Photo by Rafael Lima

Your kayak slows over turquoise water only a few inches deep. Something shimmers ahead – a heat mirage? It looks like houses in crayon colors: yellow, green, red and blue, somehow hovering weightlessly over the bay. Squinting now – no, …

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Visions of Florida’s Stilt Homes

Florida's Stilt Homes

Imagine waking up in the morning to the sound of mullet jumping and water lapping underneath you. You brew a cup of coffee, sit outside and watch the new day’s light reflect off the water while dolphins and manatees play. …

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