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Quick Facts about Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve Quick Topics
  • The preserve shoreline is dominated by mangroves and numerous mangrove islands.
     
  • Submerged habitats include oyster bars and seagrass beds. Areas of hardbottom habitat are colonized by hard and soft coral species.
     
  • Tidal creeks, sinkholes and other geological features have added to the complexity of the Terra Ceia shoreline.
     
  • At least five species of bats forage for insects over the waters in Terra Ceia. A single bat can eat thousands of insects in one evening.
     
  • White pelicans and other migratory birds species arrive from thousands of miles away during their southward winter migrations.
     
  • Reddish egrets, the rarest heron in North America, nest on islands within the bay.
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Last updated: September 26, 2013

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