Apalachicola Bay - St. George Island News

Outdoors: Keep your boat afloat

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 8/26/2016 5:12:00 AM

Don’t be a statistic, and send photos. Captain Russ Knapp at Journeys on St. George Island (info@sgislandjourneys.com 850 927 3259) said: “The bay is in a summer time (fishing) pattern. Captain Randy Peart has been catching nice trout on the flats

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No swimming advisories in Franklin County


Date: 8/24/2016 1:03:00 PM

Water is tested at three locations on St. George Island as well as Carrabelle Beach and Alligator Point to make sure the waters are safe for swimmers. Samples were also taken from 2 beaches in Wakulla County and though moderate concentrations of bacteria

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Charming Apalachicola, FL


Date: 8/23/2016 5:01:00 PM

As a final part of my recent coastal vacation, today I’m sharing the charming town of Apalachicola, FL. As I mentioned earlier, the only time I’ve visited this town was 5 years ago with my friend, Vicki and it was a quick drive through the little

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St. George Island


Date: 8/21/2016 12:07:01 AM

Located just off North Florida's Gulf Coast, the 28-mile St. George Island is one of the last inhabited yet unspoiled barrier islands in Florida – and it is a serene and pet-friendly vacation paradise. The island consistently rates as one of the top

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Exploring St. George Island, Florida


Date: 8/19/2016 3:00:09 AM

St. George Island, Florida has been our vacation destination for 10 years now and it’s become our little family’s happy place in the sun. Located on the Eastern edge of the Florida panhandle, St. George is one of the last unspoiled barrier islands and

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Apalachicola Bay is an estuary and lagoon located on Florida's northwest coast renowned for its oysters. The Apalachicola Bay system also includes St. Georges Sound, St. Vincent Sound and East Bay, covering an area of about 208 square miles (540 km2). Four islands St. Vincent Island to the west, Cape St. George Island and St. George Island to the south, and Dog Island to the east separate the system from the Gulf of Mexico. Water exchange occurs through Indian Pass, West Pass, East Pass and the Duer Channel. The lagoon has been designated as a National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Apalachicola River is the largest source of freshwater to the estuary. Combined with the Chattahoochee River, Flint River, and Ochlockonee River they drain a watershed of over 20,000 square miles (50,000 km2) at a rate of 19,599 cubic feet (550 m3) per second according to the United States Geological Survey in 2002.
The region features 1,162 species of plants, and includes the largest natural stand of tupelo trees in the world. The area is also home to 308 species of birds, 186 species of fish, 57 species of mammals, and boasts the highest species density of amphibians and reptiles in all of North America, north of Mexico stated by the Apalachicola Reserve, 2002.
Apalachicola Bay is part of The National Estuarine Research Reserve System.[1]

Apalachicola, Eastpoint & Carrabelle are three cities that border the Bay on the mainland side.
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