Bolinas Lagoon

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Bolinas Lagoon

  • Country: 
    United States of America
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  • Area: 
    445 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    37°54'N 122°41'W
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Bolinas Lagoon. 01/09/98; California; 445 ha; 37°55'N 122°41'W. Located in California, less than 20 kilometers up the coast from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Bolinas Lagoon is a tidal embayment of open water, mudflat, and marsh which provides productive and diverse habitats for marine fishes, waterbirds, and marine mammals, and it is also part of a much larger protected natural habitat complex in the region. The site is located on the Pacific Flyway, which makes the Lagoon an ideal staging ground and stopover site for migratory birds, and the temperate climate provides wintering habitat for a wide array of ducks, geese, and shorebirds. The area supports a number of recreational uses, including the use of manually-powered watercraft. Ramsar site no. 960. Most recent RIS information: 2007.

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