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cay

a small low island or bank composed of sand and coral fragments, esp in the Caribbean area

cay

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(geology)
A flat coral island.
A flat mound of sand built up on a reef slightly above high tide.
A small, low coastal islet or emergent reef composed largely of sand or coral.
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The Caribbean coast of Belize, Central America encompasses the largest continuous barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, and [greater than]100 mangrove cays occur in its lagoon (Stoddart et al.
We measured water salinity and temperature on windward and leeward sides of Peter Douglas, Spruce, and Wee Wee Cays, and at one protected and one exposed site within Twin Cays [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].
If so, the inland city may have exerted considerable political influence over the cay community, Pendergast says.
The distinct environment of the Joulter Cays gives rise to many irreplaceable habitats.
Grand Cay is about 110 miles from Stuart, Jupiter, Palm Beach and from Fort Pierce.
In contrast, Northeast Cay, known locally as Parola, which means lighthouse in the Philippine language, has no lighthouse.
Animals collected from Twin Cays, Belize, during the summer of 2003 were first cultured at the marine station in Carrie Bow Cay for 3 weeks, then transported as above to Yale.
The lizard is currently restricted to three mongoose-free islands: Green Cay, Protestant Cay, and Ruth Island.
"The fantasy of having an island of your own--all yours to command--is a dream that most people share," affirms Wallace Tutt, the owner of his own portion of paradise, the private islands Caribe and Coral Cay near Harbor Island, Bahamas." In the case of these islands, it's a fantasy gone horribly right." The interior designer, whose portfolio includes Gianni Versace's infamous Casa Casuarina in South Beach and Cher's homes in Miami and Malibu came to Harbour Island several years ago and "fell totally in love.
The following questions are addressed: (1) Which environmental variables explain the most variation in ant species richness on small Bahamian cays? (2) Which variables are the best predictors of the presence of individual species?
Depending on weather, you can run all the way to Spanish Cay on the outside or you can cross White Sands Ridge, and make the trip across the flats.
Chub Cay Island offers everything that a vacationer, sailor, yachting enthusiast or sport angler could ever envision of a tropical paradise.