Leduck Island

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Map of the Virgin Islands National Park with LeDuck Island in the east

Leduck Island is an island in the United States Virgin Islands, also spelled LeDuck Island,[1] which is located 0.5 miles east of Sabbat Point in Johns Folly, separated from Saint John by the Sabbat Channel.[2][3] LeDuck Island lies by the entrance to Coral Bay and is 85 feet high.[4] Leduck Island is located within the Virgin Islands National Park and is one of the largest offshore islands to Saint John, along with Grass Cay and Congo Cay.[5][6] Being home to numerous spur and groove reefs, it is a popular scuba diving destinations and its reefs are habitat for an abundance for endemic tropical fish species.[7][8] Some of the fish species found here include the Fairy basslet, Sergeant major, French angelfish, Gray angelfish, Queen triggerfish, Jackknife-fish, Blue chromis, Schoolmaster snapper, Mangrove snapper, Red hind, Blacktip shark, Hawksbill sea turtle, Glassy sweeper, Squirrelfish, and numerous species of damsels and jacks.[9]

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  1. ^ Cena, Emily (2014). Breathless in Paradise. Lulu. Page 94. ISBN 9781312406605.
  2. ^ Hoffman, Alison (1993). Fodor’s 94: the U.S. & British Virgin Islands. Fodor's Travel Publications. Pages 148-149. ISBN 9780679025559.
  3. ^ Lee, Jessica E. (2006). U.S. & British Virgin Islands 2006. Fodor's Travel Publications. Page 53. ISBN 9781400015702.
  4. ^ Griffes, Peter L. (2004). 2004 Atlantic Boating Almanac: Gulf of Mexico. ProStar Publications. Page 537. ISBN 9781577855125.
  5. ^ Jackson, Jack (2003). Dive Atlas of the World: An Illustrated Reference to the Best Sites. Globe Pequot. Page 259. ISBN 9781592282067.
  6. ^ Government Printing Office (2001). U.S. Virgin Islands: A Guide to National Parklands in the United States Virgin Islands. Interior Dept., National Park Service. Page 47. ISBN 9780912627687.
  7. ^ Watrous, Susan (2000). Scuba Diving. Insight Guides (Discovery Channel Travel). Page 92. ISBN 9781563319273.
  8. ^ Potter, Susanna Henighan (2013). Virgin Islands. Avalon Travel. Page 93. ISBN 9781612383682.
  9. ^ Nellis, David W. (1999). Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Wildlife Viewing Guide. Falcon. Page 77. ISBN 9781560448365.


Coordinates: 18°18′59″N 64°41′18″W / 18.3164°N 64.6884°W / 18.3164; -64.6884