Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

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Chapter 1. IDENTIFICATION

a - Country:

USA

b - Name of the area:

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

c - Administrative region:

Southeast United States, Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters

d - Date of establishment:

12/5/91

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

e - If different, date of legal declaration:

1/17/92

f - Geographic location

Longitude X: -93.666667
Latitude Y: 27.833333
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g - Size:

145 sq. km

h - Contacts

Contact address: 4700 Ave U, Building 216, Galveston TX 77551 USA

i - Marine ecoregion

43. Northern Gulf of Mexico

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The banks that are part of the sanctuary are circled in red.
Stetson Bank. Black and red box is existing boundary. Red line is potential new
boundary that is being proposed.
East Flower Garden Bank. Black and red outline is existing boundary. Red outline is
potential new boundary that is being proposed. Red lines to southwest propose to link
East Flower Garden Bank to West Flower Garden Bank and incorporate additional
seafloor features into the sanctuary.
West Flower Garden Bank. Black and red outline is existing boundary. Red outline is
potential new boundary that is being proposed. Red lines to east propose to link West
Flower Garden Bank to East Flower Garden Bank and incorporate additional seafloor
features into the sanctuary.