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Ecosystem Laguna de Términos
Type Lagoon
Salinity brackish
Other Names Laguna de Términos Lagoon
Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico 19° N ° - 92° W °
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Description Located in the southwest corner of the state of Campeche and separated from the Gulf of Mexico by the Isla del Carmen. The lagoon has two mouths permanently connected to the gulf: Boca de Puerto Real and Boca del Carmen. Water exchange and tidal activity in both openings renew about fifty percent of the water volume of the lagoon every nine days. It is the southernmost and largest of all littoral lagoons located in its entirety on the east coast of Mexico, in the transition zone between the limestone areas of the Yucatan Peninsula and the alluvial terrains of the Gulf of Mexico, . It receives or connects to several rivers and lagoons (
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