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Espiritu Santo Bay
The low ridges that surround the bay are covered with several species of grass and oak trees. In the shallow waters, oyster reefs and tidal flats of mixed mud, sand and shell where blue green algae dominate can be found. The bay offers great fishing, hunting, sightseeing, birding and shelling along the many miles of unspoiled beach. Commercial fishing is still a very active industry and provides a lot of history and culture. Frequent visitors to the bay include the whooping cranes, an endangered species that uses this area for migration.
Coordinates: 28.35° N 96.53° W
Hendrickson, K.E., Jr. 2001. Handbook of Texas Online, Espiritu Santo Bay. The Texas State Historical Association, 1997-2001. Located at http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/EE/rre2.html
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Handbook of Texas Online, Espiritu Santo Bay
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