The Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserve was established in 1985.
Spanning more than 984,000 acres and over 150 miles of coastline, the Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserve is the largest aquatic preserve and one of the most pristine places in Florida.
The preserve provides habitat to a wide variety of sea and shore birds including a large nesting colony of magnificent frigatebirds on Seahorse Key and migratory birds such as the American white pelican.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.