Bahia Honda Key (Florida Keys)

Bahia Honda Key (Florida Keys)

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Bahia Honda Key (Florida Keys)
Bahia Honda Key (Florida Keys)
2010-03-07
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Bahia Honda (meaning deep bay, in Spanish) is an island in the lower Florida Keys.
Bahia Honda State Park. Founded in 1961, occupies most of the island. The channel at the island's west end is one of the deepest natural channels in the Florida Keys.

Marine life is quite plentiful in the waters surrounding the island. Just off the beach snorkelers can spot many species of small reef fish, as well as rays, barracuda, and even the occasional small nurse shark.

The only known natural colony of the now rare Miami blue butterfly was discovered in the park in 1999. The butterfly had been thought to have become extinct as a result of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Several rare plants, including yellow satinwood, silver palm (Coccothrinax argentata), key thatch palm (Thrinax morrisii), and the endangered small-flowered lily thorn (Catesbaea parviflora) are found in the park.

The park is also a part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. White sand beach was at one time named the best in the continental United States. There is also a tidal lagoon.

2012/04/16
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JB
Le parc d'État de Bahia Honda (Bahia Honda State Park) est une réserve naturelle située dans l'État de Floride, au SE des États-Unis, dans le comté de Monroe.
Bahia Honda est le nom d'une île appartenant à l'archipel des Keys. Le détroit qui se situe à l'W est l'un des plus profonds de l'archipel.

La flore est composée de palmiers (Coccothrinax) et d'autres plantes tropicales. La faune est diverse : Requin dormeur, Raie, Barracuda, poissons des récifs coralliens ; on y trouve par ailleurs l'une des rares colonies de Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri, un joli papillon bleu.
Le parc fait partie du Great Florida Birding Trail. Il offre aux visiteurs de belles plages de sable blanc et un lagon.

2012/04/16
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