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Select the location from the map to view an interactive panorama.

Marsha Mason with NEPA displays a conch shell.

To experience the panoramas, you'll need the free QuickTime Player.

Palisadoes-Port Royal is the world’s seventh largest natural harbor. It contains threatened habitats for vulnerable animals like the american crocodile, green turtle, West Indian manatee, bottlenose dolphin and lined seahorse. The threatened mangrove communities are essential for the overall biodiversity of the area. Threats include: Natural resource harvesting (dynamite fishing), negative impact of visitors (on coral reefs) and littering and dumping.

The above information is taken from the following existing web site for this area where further information can be found.

Further information can also be found on the following web sites.

Also see Volunteer Opportunities for ways to help monitor turtle nesting beaches in this area.

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