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2011-02-08 13:36:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Valentine's Day approaches, many strive to plan romantic activities or getaways. This year, instead of the traditional gift of chocolates and flowers, treat yourself and your loved one to a memorable and intimate experience in your national parks. Whether it's a destination up the road or across the country, you will find world-class vistas, scenery and activities that provide the perfect setting for an unforgettable Valentine's Day...

2009-06-24 09:26:17

Marine biologists in Florida say they have official confirmation the venomous lionfish has spread down the Atlantic Coast to Miami. Divers from Biscayne National Park captured the invader from the Pacific in the bow of a freighter 60 feet below the surface after a sport diver reported sighting a zebra-striped fish, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday. Terry Helmers, a park diver, said it took two dives to find the fish in the scattered debris. We probably all swam past it a couple of times,...

2008-07-14 06:00:21

By Tere Figueras Negrete, The Miami Herald Jul. 14--The thousands of visitors who come to Biscayne National Park in the coming months -- to snorkel through coral reefs, glide along on a glass-bottom boat or cast a rod into the rippling waves -- may well owe a debt of gratitude to Lloyd Miller. Not that Miller was thinking of personal acclaim when he sat down last year and began putting pen to paper. "It always bothered me that while I had gotten some credit for the park's creation none...

2006-08-18 17:10:00

KEY LARGO, Fla. -- Lain Goodwin eased his boat into Florida Bay, hoping for the water to clear. He looked for the holes in the bay floor where he would always catch some snook, but there was nothing to see. The only clear blue was the sky. Back east across Blackwater Sound, under the construction along U.S. 1, through Barnes Sound and 5 miles north into Biscayne Bay, the water remained the same deep green as the mangrove stands that hug the islands of the upper Florida Keys. The shallow...

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Biscayne National Park
2013-04-17 23:58:18

Biscayne National Park is located in the southern area of Florida in the United States. The park holds 172,971 acres, of which ninety-five percent consists of water. Native Americans first inhabited the area when water levels were low in the Biscayne Bay. Evidence has been found in the area supporting the inhabitance of other Native Americans, like the Tequesta people, from at least 2,500 years ago. European settlement did not occur in the area until the 19th century, when farmers settled on...

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