Creating A New Marina in Miami Could Displace Endangered Manatees

The Port of Miami has released details of its Master Plan which calls for the adding of downtown superyacht marina along with three new cruise ship berths and a seven-story building with hotels, retail, entertainment, and restaurants.
The plan admits that the building of the marina in the south west corner of the Port of Miami will tear-up at least 17.5 acres of seagrass and will displace endangered manatees.
Environmentalists are not convinced that the port will fully replace sea grass torn up by the project and are suggesting that if the plan goes ahead it will
destroy the bay.
The unveiling of master plan comes roughly a week after environmentalists sued to stop the port’s on going deep dredging project over concerns that it will irrevocably damage Biscayne Bay’s fragile marine ecosystem.