Located 15 miles south of Miami is a chain of over 1,700 islands known as the Florida Keys. The majority of these islands are small uninhabited mangrove islands accessible only by boat. The Florida Keys are home to many unique and endemic mammals such as the Key Deer, Marsh Rabbit, Silver Rice Rat, and the Key Largo Cotton Mouse to name a few. As with many small islands, invasive species are an everyday sight, and many are causing detrimental effects to the ecosystem. This gallery exhibits some of the native and nonnative species living throughout the FL Keys.