Manatee River (Belize)

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Manatee River
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Manatee River is a coastal watercourse in the Belize District of Belize. It consists of two parts, one on the western side of the Southern Lagoon, and the other connecting the eastern side of the Southern Lagoon with the Caribbean Sea (sometimes called the Manatee Bar River). The beach on either side of the mouth of the river is a nesting site for Loggerhead and Hawksbill sea turtles. [1] The river was originally known by the Maya as the Texach. [2]

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  1. Eltringham, Peter; John Fisher; Iain Stewart (2001). The Rough Guide to the Maya World (2nd ed.). London: Rough Guides. p. 281. ISBN   1858287421.
  2. Jacobi, Keith P. (2000). Last Rites for the Tipu Maya: Genetic Structuring in a Colonial Cemetery. University Alabama Press. p. 13. ISBN   0817310258.

Coordinates: 17°13′37″N88°18′50″W / 17.227°N 88.314°W / 17.227; -88.314

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