Biscayne National Park is 95 percent underwater. The area of the park includes its base station on the undeveloped coast of Biscayne Bay near Homestead, Fla.
Click on the arrow above to see a video slide show photographed and prepared by UM student journalist Tia Dawkins-Hendricks and narrated by Biscayne National Park ranger and spokesperson Gary Bremen.
The park includes Elliott Key, Boca Chita Key, several other islands east of Homestead, and the underwater protected areas of colorful coral reef and marine life.
Visitors will enjoy opportunities to take in spectacular views of the bay from the visitor center, to walk along the shoreline, to picnic, to canoe and kayak the bay, to snorkel or dive the waters and shipwrecks of the bay.