Apalachicola Bay - St. George Island News

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Date: 5/9/2018 1:57:00 PM

Miller has been conducting a long-term study of the vegetation on St. George Island to isolate the effects of hurricanes, drought, geomorphology and succession on the patterns of individual species and abundance and community diversity through time

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Volunteers help keep St. George Island beach clean


Date: 5/6/2018 3:30:00 PM

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A group of people decided to do a little spring cleaning at a local beach Sunday. The Tally Beach Clean Up event helps keep the St. George Island beach looking pristine. Normally when people come to St. George Island it's all

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Sea turtle nesting season begins


Date: 5/1/2018 2:23:00 PM

Little St. George Island, St. Vincent Island and Dog Island are common nesting grounds with little light pollution. “We’re very lucky to have these spots because they’re untapped areas that these animals that come up and nest on,” said Cypress

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St. George Island by starlight: Park seeks Gold Tier Dark Sky certification

The News Herald

Date: 4/29/2018 5:24:00 AM

If a springtime stargazer is patient, he or she might get to witness the wispy white and purple glow of the Milky Way rising over the white sand dunes just a few hours before sunrise at St. George Island State Park. The barrier island on Florida's

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Tally brewers proud to support SGI Brewfest

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 4/26/2018 3:04:00 PM

The Tallahassee Beer Society is taking the week off and heading to the beach. For a "working vacation," that is! Our team is St. George Island-bound to take part in Saturday's 3rd Annual SGI Brewfest at Paddy's Raw Bar, where we'll be joined by six

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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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