Hungry Bay Mangrove Swamp

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Hungry Bay Mangrove Swamp

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Overseas territories)
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    2 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    32°15'N 64°45'W
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Hungry Bay Mangrove Swamp. 11/05/99; Bermuda; 2 ha; 32°16'N 064°45'W. Nature Reserve. A tidal mangrove swamp (Bermuda's largest) in a shallow sea bay with a relatively narrow opening to the sea. It has the longest continuous sequence of mangrove peat layers in the Atlantic. The site supports important populations of endangered native crabs (Cardisoma guanhumi, Cenobita clypeata), crustacean species, and wintering birds (Nyctanassa violacea, Ceryle alcyon). Tidal channels are used for boat traffic. Ramsar site no. 987. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 
Bermuda Island

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)