Biscayne’s Beaches Cleared for Nesting

FY13 BISC ASB Report

June 2015 – National Park Service volunteers supported by the SFNPT removed more than 14,000 pounds (seven tons!) of marine debris earlier this year from nesting beaches in Biscayne National Park, clearing the way for turtles to come ashore this summer. The heavy lifting was accomplished by 200 volunteers from 16 colleges and organizations who

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Sea Turtles Return to Dry Tortugas

June 2015 – The nesting season for loggerhead, green & leatherback turtles has begun in Dry Tortugas and turtles are on the move! An adult loggerhead named Sally (for Interior Secretary Sally Jewell) left the Bahamas earlier this spring bound for the Dry Tortugas (follow her journey here). No word yet on whether she’s nested

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Biscayne Adopts New Management Plan

Biscayne GMP photo

June 2015 – Fans of Biscayne National Park and the coral reefs that anchor so much of its marine life have reason to cheer. The park unveiled a new management plan this month that promises more protection for fragile reefs and the park’s declining fish populations. The park plans to establish a marine reserve zone

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