Talofofo Bay

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The Talofofo Bay is an inlet in the south-eastern coast of the island of GUAM at the mouth of the Talofofo River.

Talofofo Bay is notable for being one of the most accessible brown sand beaches of Guam. This brown sand is the deposition from silt and sand from the Talofofo River, which provides a strong visual contrast from the white sand composed of ground coralline limestone found on most of the island. Talofofo Bay is the site of the World War II shipwreck of the Aratama Maru, a Japanese freighter. Locals call this spot "Talirajan" or "Surfside" due to it being in the middle of both villages and the wave sets. This Bay is off the largest and longest flowing river on Guam, Talofofo River. This area is also known to have hammerhead sharks, turtles, and other aquatic sea life. Due to the low lying cliffs that lead into the ocean, sharks are able to nest their eggs in the side rock pockets of the bay. Number one rule, Southside rules.

References[edit]

  • Bendure, G. & Friary, N. (1988) Micronesia:A travel survival kit. South Yarra, VIC: Lonely Planet.

Coordinates: 13°19′12″N 144°47′48″E / 13.32000°N 144.79667°E / 13.32000; 144.79667