Turtledove Cay, United States Virgin Islands

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Turtledove Cay (also known as Turtledove Key, Dove Key and Turtle Dove Cay) is a rocky 3.78 acre islet, located 100 yards north of Saba Island in the United States Virgin Islands. Its elevation is 50 feet and the islet is covered with tall grass. It is joined with Saba Island by a reef, which is bare at times of extremely low water.[1] Turtledove Cay (and nearby Flat Cay, Little Flat Cay and Saba Island) are all designated wildlife reserves by the territorial U.S.V.I. government.[2] Turtledove Cay is home to large quantities of native avifauna, including large colonies of noddies and other seabirds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Griffes, Peter L. (2004). 2004 Atlantic Boating Almanac: Gulf of Mexico. ProStar Publications. Page 535. ISBN 9781577855125.
  2. ^ Wege, David C. (2008). Important Bird Areas In the Caribbean: Key Sites For Conservation. BirdLife International. Page 330. ISBN 9780946888658.

Coordinates: 18°18′31″N 65°00′01″W / 18.3085°N 65.0004°W / 18.3085; -65.0004