Apalachicola Bay - St. George Island News

How to Spend a Weekend in Apalachicola


Date: 6/13/2017 12:31:00 PM

Hit the water with Journeys on neighboring St. George Island, your ticket to Gulf, Bay and River excursions. During boat tours of the Bay, guides jump into the water to grab a few oysters from the water, then serve them right on board with crackers and

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‘Mullet Toss’ today at St. George Island …….

Foster Folly News

Date: 6/9/2017 6:04:00 PM

This annual fun event will take place Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m till 5 p.m on the beach in front of Blue Parrot Oceanfront Cafe on St. George Island. This annual Mullet Toss is sponsored by The Blue Parrot for the benefit of the Apalachicola bay

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10 Best RV Parks in Florida: Campsites, Parks, Resorts & More


Date: 6/5/2017 9:23:00 PM

It’s located in a section of Florida known as the Forgotten Coast, but camping here is anything but forgettable. St. George Island always gets plenty of love from Dr. Beach (it’s currently ranked as the third best beach in the U.S.), so you can imagine

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3 Reasons Why Apalachicola is Florida’s Best Beach Town


Date: 6/1/2017 4:02:00 AM

A 20-minute drive from downtown Apalachicola on the ocean-skimming Big Bend Scenic Byway Coastal Trail delivers you to St. George Island. This largely untouched barrier island separates the Gulf of Mexico from Apalachicola Bay. If you’re an outdoorsy

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Parasites disable Gulf sea turtles, warm waters likely cause


Date: 5/31/2017 8:13:00 PM

Most of the turtles also had buoyancy issues. The turtles were rescued in various areas – from Little St. George Island to Steinhatchee. Cypress Rudloe is the director of Gulf Specimen Marine Lab. He says the buoyancy problems stem from a parasite that

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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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