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West-Central Florida Coastal Studies Project

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Virtual Field Trip:
Introduction
Anclote Key
Three-Rooker Bar
Dunedin Pass
Sand Key
St. Pete Beach
Mullet and Egmont Keys
Anna Maria Island
Longboat and Lido Keys
Venice Inlet
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Virtual Field Trip - Longboat and Lido Keys

map of west-central Florida study area
Anclote Key Three-Rooker Bar Dunedin Pass Sand Key St. Pete Beach Mullet and Egmont Keys Anna Maria Island Venice Inlet

Longboat Key and Lido Key map
Separated from Anna Maria Island to the north by Longboat Pass, Longboat Key is a ten mile long barrier island. To the south, Lido Key was formed artificially in the 1920's when a series of small mangrove islands were filled with dredge material from New Pass.

A portion of this area was surveyed using a highly detailed sidescan-sonar mosaic. A sonar unit was towed behind a boat, creating a mosaic by overlapping transect lines. The completed survey was used to create an interpretive map of the seafloor surface.

Below: Oblique aerial photograph of Longboat Key, looking west out over the Gulf of Mexico.
Longboat Key

Lido Key
Above: Oblique aerial photograph of Lido Key, looking northeast.

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