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Quick Facts about St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve Quick Topics
  • St. Joseph Bay is the only embayed body of water in the eastern Gulf of Mexico not influenced by the inflow of fresh water.
  • St. Joseph Bay is host to one of the richest and most abundant concentrations of marine grasses along the north Florida coast. Five different species of seagrasses occur within these vast meadows that cover approximately one-sixth of the bay bottom.
  • St. Joseph Bay has a healthy population of bay scallops and is a popular destination during scalloping season.
  • The St. Joseph Peninsula is a major forage area for migratory birds.
  • Sport and shellfishing are the most active forms of tourism throughout the year.
Aerial of St. Joseph Bay marshes
Seagrass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: June 24, 2011

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