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June 2012

The Morrocoy National Park is located in the Falcon state, in northwestern Venezuela near the towns of Boca de Aroa, Tucacas, Sanare, Chichester, Flamenco and Tocuyo Coast. It was declared a national park in 1974 and consists of 32,090 hectares. The park covers both terrestrial and aquatic areas of the Gulf Triste , containing an area of mangroves and numerous islets or cays among which are Drunk, Dead Sombrero , Sal, Las Animas and Peraza, among others, with spectacular beaches white sand beach in Mero, Paiclas, the Johns, Playuela, Tucupido, Blue, Dry Mouth and many more. In the relief Chichiriviche highlight the hill, with elevations of 250 m , the set of internal bays and mangroves and cays and islands.

parque nacional morrocoy Morrocoy National Park   Venezuela

parque nacional morrocoy

With regard to wildlife in the park inhabited by numerous species of birds, about 266, reported to the Wildlife Refuge Cuare . Because the Morrocoy National Park and Wildlife Refuge Cuare are located in the same geographical area, it is inferred that the park should be a similar number, among which we highlight the osprey, vulnerable species such as flamingo, the heron palette, the pelican, Cotua, the crest-helmeted, the Amazon parrot, the red cocorocora and restricted range species considered as the frigate or frigate . Also inhabit many marine reptiles, including highlights sea turtles as the green turtle, the hawksbill turtle, the turtle cactus and the alligator from the coast , all considered by the red book on endangered species. The mammals include both marine mammals (dolphins, whales) that use the park as a refuge as well as the different species of land mammals among which may be mentioned the brocket deer, the anteater, the crab-eating fox, the howler monkey, the laziness. The fish that breed in the park are simple , snapper , curbina , tarpon , snook , the toad fish and fish that inhabit the coral reefs. Among the mollusks and crustaceans: the mangrove oyster, sea hares, Quigua, there are 2 types of lobsters Panulirus argus – Panulirus grettatus, crabs blue and red crabs and other species. There is a diverse range of insects, although there is still gathering information for the area. [click to continue…]

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Orinoco Delta – Venezuela

by WCC on June 14, 2012

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The Orinoco Delta is the delta formed by the mouth of the Orinoco River, one of the largest in the world. Its extension suggested to the early Spanish explorers that it was a sea. It is considered a place of natural beauty by the great variety of flora and fauna it. It is located in the state Amacuro Delta , east of Venezuela . Inspired by the thought of Herodotus, the Sunday deltano Ordaz said that the delta is a “present Orinoco,” referring to the group of islands and channels located in the area near the mouth. Consider the delta of the Orinoco as this serves not only metaphorically, but in reality plasma as most of the islands that comprise it, are the product of the steady accumulation of material that has dragged the Orinoco through its millennial existence, with input from its tributaries and to the extent that the sea was retiring from the foothills of the Sierra Imataca, where he had penetrated, forming an immense gulf with a mouth about 350 km. Not all islands are the result of accumulation of sediments, but were also formed by the accumulation of mud from mud volcanoes eruptions such as the hill located in Capure Cedral and on the island and Silver Parrot, located at North of Pedernales. The formation of delta goes back in time to the Tertiary, thousands of years before was a geographical area covered by the sea, but due to the action of ocean currents was the withdrawal of the sea producing the delta.

Orinoco Delta Orinoco Delta   Venezuela

Orinoco Delta

The climate is characterized by an average temperature of 26.7 ° C, the mean maximum of 32.3 ° C and the average low is 23 ° C. Rainfall ranges from 900 to 2500 mm, between minimum and maximum respectively. Trade winds from the northeast and southeast, the land contact deltanas produce the east-west wind moves through the bed of the Orinoco. During the flood shows the presence of wind called Barinas, which moves along the direction of the Orinoco. At the time of least rainfall in the area act winds called “northers.” Due to the influence of the tides that occur in the Atlantic, rises and low water flow of the Orinoco River delta and the pipes. The action by which the tide comes in and changes the direction of the river and its network of pipes is called flow, and the output or decrease in water allowing the flow of the river and streams take their normal direction is called reflux. When the flow reaches its maximum level enables saltwater to move into the delta for their pipes, which overflow and inundate adjacent land to facilitate the formation of large mangroves, located in areas near the Atlantic coast. [click to continue…]

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La Gran Sabana – Venezuela

June 14, 2012

La Gran Sabana is a 450,000 km ² broad plateau in southeastern Venezuela . It is surrounded by up to 1000 meters high mountain ranges. The area is characterized by wide, flat valleys and has a very ancient geological formation. The rocks of the earth’s crust are taken from the earlier Erdurzeit and formed the […]

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand

June 14, 2012

Waiheke is an island in New Zealand , about 18 km from Auckland removed. She is on the Great Barrier Island is the second largest island in the Hauraki Gulf . The heavily indented island is 92 square kilometers in size, its east-west extent is 19.25 km, while the north-south extension makes up only 9.65 […]

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Canaima National Park

June 14, 2012

The Canaima National Park is a national park located in Bolivar State, Venezuela. It was founded on June 12th of 1962 and declared World Heritage by UNESCO in the year 1994. It extends over 30,000 km² to the border with Guyana and Brazil, for its size is considered the sixth largest national park in the […]

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Malgrat de Mar, Spain

June 14, 2012

Malgrat de Mar is a coastal town in the province of Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). It belongs to the region of Maresme, north of the province and is the last town along the coast thereof. It is bordered by the river Tordera to the next region of the Forest, and in the province of Gerona. It […]

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