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Arrecife Punta Gorda - Punta Majahua

Arrecife Punta Gorda - Punta Majahua
From: INE, 1992; Tunnell, 2007

Punta Gorda Punta Majahua is one of the three fringing reefs that form part of the northern part of the Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano, North Veracruz Reef System (VRS) located off the port of Veracruz in the western Gulf of Mexico. In 1992, the Mexican government declared the system a Natural Protected Area with a National Marine Park status. Punta Gorda Punta Majahua is actually attached to the mainland just North of Veracruz.

Location on Continental Shelf:   Inner-Shelf Bank
Coordinates:   19.24° N   96.18° W
Nearest Largest City:   Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico

Selected Characteristics:
Width:   3.8 km
Length:   0.3 km
Maximum Depth:   4 m

Instituto Nacional de Ecologia (INE). 1992. DECRETO por el que se declara área natural protegida con el carácter de Parque Marino Nacional, la zona conocida como Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano. Web accessed on Feb. 2, 2004.

Tunnell, J.W., Jr. 2007. Reef Distribution (chapter 2). In Tunnell, J.W. Jr., Chavez, E.O. and Withers, K. (eds) Coral Reefs of the Southern Gulf of Mexico. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, 216 p.

Additional Information:
Instituto Nacional de Ecologia INE Decreto

Keywords:   Reef, Fringe reef, Veracruz reef system, Natural protected area, National marine park

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