A green eel with its mouth slightly open

Creature Feature

Say hello to some of our closest marine friends! Gallery of some of the iconic flora and fauna found around Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

A diver transplanting corals

Explore the Blue: 360° Coral Restoration

Grab your snorkel (okay, headset) and help restore the reef by planting healthy corals that will grow into thriving colonies.

A shark swims over a reef

Photo & Video Gallery

Paddle through mysterious mangroves, dive above coral reefs, and cast your fishing line in this popular destination.

Coastal mangroves and seagrass are nurseries for many species of fish, invertebrates and birds that inhabit Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. These calm, shallow waters are ideal for paddle sports, snorkeling, and fishing for species like tarpon. The offshore coral reef features elkhorn and brain corals, sponges, and other invertebrates which create habitat for spiny lobster, urchins, and many other species of reef fish like sergeant major and larger fish like sharks, rays, barracuda, and snapper.

Commemorative Poster Series

These commemorative 50th anniversary posters capture the beauty and diversity of each site in the National Marine Sanctuary System.

A map of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary


View maps of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and its marine zones.

Earth is Blue logo

Earth Is Blue

Our planet is an ocean planet: Earth is Blue. The National Marine Sanctuary System protects some of the most iconic underwater places throughout the United States, but we can't do it without you. No matter where you are, the ocean and Great Lakes are in your hands. We hope the images of Earth Is Blue inspire you to help care for our ocean and to spread the word that Earth isn't green - it's blue.

Social Media

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