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Fleshy wounds spotted on fish caught near St. George Island


Date: 2/11/2019 1:06:00 PM

EASTPOINT, Fla. (WTXL) - Residents are concerned after several gruesome looking fish turned up near St. George Island. A resident sent WTXL pictures of some of the fish they caught Sunday morning. Acc

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Gulf World releases eight rehabilitated sea turtles


Date: 2/6/2019 7:27:00 PM

ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Wednesday morning, Gulf World Marine Institute released eight rehabilitated sea turtles into the Gulf of Mexico off St. George Island. The turtles were sent to Gu

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St. George residents weather chronic flooding, drainage issues


Date: 1/31/2019 9:21:00 PM

At its highest points of elevation, St. George Island is only about 8 feet above sea level. The small southern county island, surrounded by the Potomac River and St. George Creek, has been ravaged by

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Things to Do at St George Island


Date: 1/18/2019 4:00:00 PM

St. George Island is a barrier island off the Gulf Coast of Florida. It offers activities year round and is home to a historical district with buildings dating back to the 1830s. While the island is i

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St. George Island Park remains closed to public

The News Herald

Date: 1/4/2019 12:27:00 AM

It was safe to call portions of St. George Island State Park a sandbar for a few hours during and after Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida Panhandle. Wind and water pushed a significant portio

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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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