|Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic Preserve and Pinellas County Aquatic Preserve
"All it takes is a look underwater to understand why these two aquatic preserves
are located in Florida's most densely-urbanized county. The abundant, diverse
aquatic resources must have been a key attraction to early settlers."
Randy Runnels, Aquatic Preserve Manager
350,000 acres of sovereign submerged lands
Randy Runnels, Manager
Tampa Bay Aquatic Preserves
130 77th Street East
Terra Ceia, FL 34250
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- The preserves include nearshore habitats along sandy beaches and mangrove
- Submerged habitats include oyster bars, seagrass beds, coral communities
and springfed caves.
- Abundant islands, including those formed from dredge spoil material, are
also part of the preserve.
- Approximately 1/3 of Florida's coral species can be found in the Pinellas
County Aquatic Preserve.
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October 31, 2016
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 235
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
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