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Snapper Ledge
Location
Location Caribbean
Coordinates 25°00′00″N 80°25′00″W / 25.00000°N 80.41667°W / 25.00000; -80.41667Coordinates: 25°00′00″N 80°25′00″W / 25.00000°N 80.41667°W / 25.00000; -80.41667
Country United States
Geology
Type reef

Snapper Ledge is a small coral reef located within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. It lies to the southeast of Key Largo, to the south the Key Largo Existing Management Area and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Unlike many reefs within the Sanctuary, this reef is not within a Sanctuary Preservation Area (SPA). It is near Pickles Reef. Since 2009, the Coral Restoration Foundation has used Snapper Ledge as a nursery site to grow Elkhorn Coral.

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