New Piano (Sand)Bar in Biscayne Bay

Piano mysteriously appears 200 yards from shore

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    NEWSLETTERS

    It's a mystery on the high seas. Who put a grand piano in the middle of the bay?

    If you're gonna play a tune on this piano, you'd better learn how to swim.

    Authorities are baffled as to how a 600-pound grand piano wound up on a sandbar in Biscayne Bay recently.

    The piano sits on the highest point of the sandbar, about 200 yards from the Quayside condominiums near Northeast 107th St.

    Piano in Biscayne Bay

    [MI] Piano in Biscayne Bay
    A piano mysteriously appeared on a sandbar in Biscyne Bay.

    Sea gulls and other birds seem to like their new musical instrument, with many using it as a roost since it doesn't get underwater during high tide.

    Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said they don't plan on moving the piano unless it becomes a problem for animals or boaters.

    "We are not responsible for removing such items," FWC spokesman Jorge Pino told the Miami Herald. "Even a car can become a habitat for wildlife. Unless the item becomes a navigational hazard, the Coast Guard would not get involved."