Gulf of Honduras Facts

Gulf of Honduras Facts
The Gulf of Honduras is located in the Caribbean Sea. As a large inlet it indents into Honduras', Belize's, and Guatemala's coasts. It stretches 200km from Dangringa in Belize to La Ceiba in Honduras. The Belize Barrier Reef lines the Gulf of Honduras. The Belize Barrier Reef makes up the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System's southern region.
Interesting Gulf of Honduras Facts:
The ecosystem of the Gulf of Honduras' waters is very complex and dynamic.
The coastline of the Gulf of Honduras is made up of barrier beaches, lagoons, salt marshes, barrier reefs, keys, seagrass beds, mangrove forests, and estuaries.
A total of 12 rivers provide runoff into the Gulf of Honduras. These include the Ulua River, Montagua River, Rio Dulce, Sarstun, and Moho River among others.
When sediments that drain in the Gulf of Honduras increase in volume the ecosystem of the marine environment is threatened.
Marlins are popular for American fishermen who often travel to the area to try and catch the large species.
It is believed that between 1717 and 1718 the pirate Blackbeard operated between Mexico and Honduras and would have been in the Gulf of Honduras.
Hurricane Hattie blew through the Gulf of Honduras in 1961 and left a trail of destruction into Belize.
Tourists often take boat trips aboard boats to Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye of the Pelican Cays.
There is often garbage waste found on beaches along the Gulf of Honduras sue to inadequate waste management in some regions. Some estimate that half of the waste in Belize is not collected and end up in waterways.


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