The lagoon covers 1,110 km2 (430 sq mi) and extends approximately 25 miles inland from the Caribbean Sea, and is fed by rivers including the Mocorón, Warunta, and Nakunta. The largest island in the lagoon is Tansin. Its western shore is protected as part of a biological reserve.
The Caratasca Lagoon was the site of the landfall of Hurricane Mitch in 1998 which caused much ecological damage.
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- "Official Record for Laguna de Karatasca". Protected Planet. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
- "Áreas Protegidas De Honduras" (PDF) (in Spanish). Centro de Documentación Turística de Honduras. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
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