Biscayne Bay, Florida

Biscayne Bay, Florida
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Biscayne Bay

 

Biscayne Bay is located on the Atlantic coast of south Florida. The bay is home to a unique combination of coral reefs and beautiful islands that are rich with thousands of years of history from the time of pirates to that of modern farmers.


Biscayne Bay is divided into three parts: Central Bay, North Bay and South Bay.

Central Bay, which is the largest part, is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the Safety Valve, a series of shallow flats separated by tidal flow channels, stretching from the south end of Key Biscayne to the Ragged Keys at the north end of the Florida Keys. This part of the bay has suffered from pollution and loss of natural fresh water flow.


North Bay lies between Miami Beach barrier island from Miami on the mainland. Like central bay, it has been affected by waste generated by urban activities. Fortnuately, water quality has been improving since 1979 when monitoring began.


South Bay, which is the least polluted, is connected to Florida Bay through a few small channels.
One of the newest popular structures fronting the bay is the recently topped off three-tower residential development Icon Brickell, which is designed by Miami-based architecture firm Arquitectonica. Adjacent to Brickell Park and Miami Circle, the development fronts one of the neighborhood's most breathtaking stretches of the bay.

 
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