nature reserve

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nature reserve

an area of land that is protected and managed in order to preserve a particular type of habitat and its flora and fauna which are often rare or endangered
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There are two of these preserves in our area: the Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserve and the St.
Nestled amongst two aquatic preserves, Boca Ciega Bay and Pinellas County Aquatic Preserves, it's part of the flats of Mullet Key and Fort Desoto in south Pinellas County.
* Boaters who in the past plowed across shallow seagrass beds within Florida's Aquatic Preserves might likewise want to invest in a navigational chart and a pair of polarized sunglasses to prevent running aground.
Plans for the subsea pipeline were redrawn to spare an aquatic preserve. The 25,000-acre preserve is home to mangroves, mangrove islands with oyster beds, clam beds and seagrasses and other types of flora and fauna.

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