New Piano (Sand)Bar in Biscayne Bay

Piano mysteriously appears 200 yards from shore

By Brian Hamacher
|  Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011  |  Updated 7:07 PM EDT
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It's a mystery on the high seas. Who put a grand piano in the middle of the bay?

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

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Piano in Biscayne Bay

A piano mysteriously appeared on a sandbar in Biscyne Bay.
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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.

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."

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