Biscayne Bay
Photo: Citizen Scientist Project Key Biscayne

By Marlowe Starling, Mongabay

  • A massive fish kill in August 2020 was a red flag that historically troubled Biscayne Bay in Miami had passed a biodiversity health tipping point.
  • Years of scattered efforts and mixed results of various conservation actors working toward the bay’s recovery have begun to fade in favor of more collaborative, inclusive efforts.
  • Scientists and citizens are now focusing their efforts on creative ways to restore biodiversity in Biscayne Bay.

Along the Miami shoreline, luxury high-rises and condominiums run parallel to Biscayne Bay, one of South Florida’s most biodiverse ecosystems, characterized by its once abundant coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangroves.


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