Lucayan National Park

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Lucayan National Park
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Map showing the location of Lucayan National Park
Map showing the location of Lucayan National Park
Lucayan National Park
The location of Lucayan National Park within the Bahamas
LocationGrand Bahama, the Bahamas
Nearest cityFreeport
Coordinates26°36′13″N 78°24′06″W / 26.6035°N 78.4017°W / 26.6035; -78.4017[1]Coordinates: 26°36′13″N 78°24′06″W / 26.6035°N 78.4017°W / 26.6035; -78.4017[1]
Area40 acres (16 ha) (land); 1,937 acres (7.84 km2) (total)
EstablishedMarch 1982[2]
Governing bodyBahamas National Trust
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Lucayan National Park is a national park in Grand Bahama, the Bahamas. The park was established in 1982 and has a land area of 40 acres (16 ha), and 1,937 acres (7.84 km2) in total.[1][2] The park contains an underwater cave system with 6 mi (9.7 km) of charted tunnels.[2]

Flora and fauna[edit]

Prior to the creation of the park, the area was the site of the discovery of the Remipedia class of crustaceans, in the late 1970s.[2] The park is also an Important Bird Area, providing habitat for the thick-billed vireo, Bahama swallow and the olive-capped warbler, among others.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lucayan National Park in Bahamas". Protected Planet. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Lucayan National Park". The Bahamas National Trust. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Lucayan National Park - Data table and detailed info". BirdLife International. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Lucayan National Park - Text account". BirdLife International. Retrieved 3 January 2019.