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Encyclopedia > Cayos Cochinos

The Cayos Cochinos or Cochinos Cays are a group of two small islands (Cayo Menor and Cayo Grande) and 13 more small coral cays situated 30 kilometers northeast of La Ceiba on the northern shores of Honduras. A cay (also spelled key, but both are pronounced alike as key [IPA /ki:/]) is a small, low island consisting mostly of sand or coral. ... La Ceiba with Pico Bonito in the background La Ceiba is a port city on the northern coast of Honduras, Central America alongside the Caribbean Sea. ...


The islands are a Marine Protected Area and are managed by the Honduran Coral Reel Foundation. The coral reef here is part of the world's second largest coral reef system known as the Meso-American Barrier Reef. There is a scientific research station on Cayo Menor, the smaller of the two main islands in the system. Some of the biodiversity of a coral reef. ... Some of the biodiversity of a coral reef. ...


External links

  • [1] Operation Wallacea is a charitable biological research group working in various areas of Honduras, including Cayo Menor
  • [2] Cayos Cochinos and the Garifuna

Coordinates: 15°58′N 86°28′W Operation Wallacea Logo. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Cayos Cochinos Honduras Tips (1054 words)
The Cayos Cochinos are a group of two small islands (Cayo Menor and Cayo Grande) and 13 small coral cays situated 30 kilometers northeast of La Ceiba on the northern shores of Honduras.
Cayos Cochinos forms part of the world’s second largest Barrier Reef system, known as the Meso-American Barrier Reef system, and have been identified by the Smithsonian Institute, The Nature Conservancy, the Word Wildlife Fund and the World Bank as one of the key sections of the Barrier Reef system to preserve.
Cayos Cochinos is a true paradise that fortunately is being preserved for future generations to enjoy.
WWF - Artículos / Features / Ocean & Coasts / Lobsters get a break in Cayos Cochinos (1903 words)
As a result, more than 100 men from the Miskito Coast region who dive in the Cayos Cochinos archipelago are physically impaired and cannot work, aggravating the poverty in which their families live.
Cayos Cochinos comprises 13 different keys or small islands located 19 kilometres from the north coast of Honduras.
Cayos Cochinos is home to three communities of artisanal fishers who have historically fished for local markets and subsistence, but are now fishing almost exclusively for lobster on a commercial basis.
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