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Union Creek Reserve

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Established in 1965, Union Creek National Reserve encompasses 4,940 acres (seven square miles) of an enclosed tidal creek on the northwest shore of Great Inagua. This shallow creek serves as prime habitat for young Green Turtles, Chelonia mydas (typically when they are about 25 cm in length), where they may remain for decades.

The Reserve is a critically important research site for sea turtles, with special emphasis on Green turtles, which have been studied there since 1974. Some of the most important scientific data on this endangered turtle has been provided through studies conducted jointly by the Bahamas National Trust and the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research at the University of Florida.

Click here to see the reserve's boundaries.

Recreational Opportunities

It is not open to the public so as to protect the habitat where turtles lay their eggs.

For More Information, Contact:

Mr. Henry Nixon

bnt@bnt.bs

Victoria Street, General Delivery, Matthew Town, IN
(242) 339-1616 · fax (242) 393-4978

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Latitude: 21.065607000
Longitude: -73.323708000
Elevation: 13 FT (4 M)
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