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West-Central Florida Coastal Studies Project

West-Central Florida Coastal Studies Home
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 - Mullet and Egmont Keys

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

Mullet Key map
Mullet Key is the home of Fort Desoto State Park, a popular historical and recreational site. This is one of the few sections along this coast that appears to be accreting sand. Recent surveys indicate that Mullet Key is accreting sand on its northern point. To the north, the adjacent Bunces Key and Shell Island, which were separated by a pass at least until 1994, are today connected, forming one continuous barrier island almost to Long Key.

Egmont Key sits at the mouth of Tampa Bay. Egmont Key has seen high rates of erosion within the last decade. Erosion has decreased the size of the island from about 500 to less than 300 acres.

Egmont Key
Oblique aerial photograph of Egmont Key, looking south.

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