What is Biscayne Bay?

  • (noun): A narrow bay formed by an inlet from the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Florida.

Biscayne Bay

Biscayne Bay (Bahía Vizcaína in Spanish) is a lagoon that is approximately 35 miles (56 km) long and up to 8 miles (13 km) wide located on the Atlantic coast of South Florida, United States. It is usually divided for purposes of discussion and analysis into three parts: North Bay, Central Bay, and South Bay. Its area is 428 square miles (1,110 km2). The drainage basin covers 938 square miles (2,430 km2).

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Some articles on Biscayne Bay:

Biscayne National Park - Human History - Park Establishment
... earliest proposals for the protection of Biscayne Bay were included in proposals by Everglades National Park advocate Ernest F ... Coe, whose proposed Everglades park boundaries included Biscayne Bay, its keys, interior country including what are now Homestead and Florida City, and Key Largo ... Biscayne Bay, Key Largo and the adjoining inland extensions were cut from Everglades National Park before its establishment in 1947 ...
Murano At Portofino
... It is located directly on Biscayne Bay on the Miami Beach Marina. 3 tiers on a 4.5-acre (18,000 m2) site, and has over 600 linear ft along Biscayne Bay ... Murano at Portofino faces west and has views of the Biscayne Bay, Government Cut, and partial view of the Atlantic Ocean ...
Murano Grande At Portofino
... It is located directly on Biscayne Bay on the Miami Beach Marina ... It has 700 linear ft along Biscayne Bay Murano Grande is located on the southwestern-most edge of Miami Beach facing the Biscayne Bay to the west and Atlantic Ocean to the East ...
USCGC Biscayne Bay (WTGB-104)
... USCGC Biscayne Bay (WTGB-104) is a United States Coast Guard Cutter and an icebreaking tug ... Beyond her role as an icebreaker, Biscayne Bay performs search and rescue and law enforcement functions ...
Biscayne Bay - Safety Valve
... flow channels, stretching about 8 miles (13 km) from the south end of Key Biscayne to the Ragged Keys at the north end of the Florida Keys ... the tidal flats by Ralph Munroe, who argued against building a causeway and bridges connecting Key Biscayne to the Ragged Keys and beyond on the grounds that such construction would ... It is believed that it does moderate the effects of storm surges on the bay ...

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