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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 - Three-Rooker Bar

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

Three-Rooker Bar Map
Three-Rooker Bar is a small, semicircular island that has emerged within the last decade. The fact that sand has been accumulating at this location while erosion has occurred at other locations demonstrates the complexity of the coastal processes at work on the West-Central Florida coast. As the island emerged, it quickly became vegetated, increasing its stability.

Below: Oblique aerial photograph of Three Rooker Bar, looking northwest out over the Gulf of Mexico.
3-Rooker Bar

vegetation in its present state
Above: A recent photograph showing the state of vegetation on Three-Rooker Bar.

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