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Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?

Posted by Daniel Hallas on July 7, 2014, 6:56 pm
187.146.132.163

I recently heard that the Bay of Tenacatita (our bay) is the second largest
bay in Mexico. I can't find any citation for that stat. Anyone feel like helping
me find it?
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Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?

Posted by Ray on July 7, 2014, 7:58 pm, in reply to "Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?"
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Which one is the largest?
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Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?

Posted by Lisa Fern on July 7, 2014, 9:05 pm, in reply to "Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?"
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Banderas Bay
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Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?

Posted by Daniel Hallas on July 7, 2014, 9:13 pm, in reply to "Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?"
187.146.132.163

I don't think so.... I found this but I hardly call it a good citation

"Many of the local residents and many of the previously written articles about the Puerto Vallarta area will tell you that Banderas Bay is the largest bay in Mexico and the second largest bay in North America, only behind the Hudson Bay. Obviously they havenít seen the Chesapeake Bay! Again, a slight stretch of the truth in that itís only the third largest bay in Mexico. At approximately 500 square miles in area, one could say that Banderas Bay is a bit smaller than the 6,000 square mile Campeche Bay and the same holds true for Chetumal Bay, the large body of water located south of the Yucatan Peninsula. Most locals indicate that Banderas Bay is not only the largest bay in Mexico, but itís also the third largest bay in the world. Wow, now thatís a real stretch, when you have bays the size of Bengal Bay with its area of 1,300,000 square miles. We hate to burst anyoneís bubble, but, Banderas Bay might not even rank in the list of the worldís largest bays; nevertheless, itís large and itís deep!

http://www.pvreba.com/articles/puerto_vallarta_special.html

Perhaps one could contact the author of the article and find out his source.
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Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?

Posted by Rob Boyes on July 7, 2014, 10:11 pm, in reply to "Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?"
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My little search found that the largest bay is Bahia De Campeche. It covers 6000 sq. miles (16000 sq. km--that what it says) , but I couldn't find a comparable size for Tenacatita Bay.
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Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?

Posted by Tim Edwards on July 7, 2014, 9:15 pm, in reply to "Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?"
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Just looking at a Google map, it appears that the bay at Manzanillo is larger than our bay. If that is the case, it would make T bay the 3rd largest.
Having said that, having been to all 3, T bay is by far the best of the 3. Better beach, waves (unless you are a surfer) and cleaner water.
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Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?

Posted by Dhttp://gaia.inegi.org.mx/mdm6 on July 8, 2014, 11:02 am, in reply to "Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?"
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Zooming in on this digital map of Mexico put out by INEGI
http://gaia.inegi.org.mx/mdm6/
it looks like Magdalena Bay in Baja is bigger than Tena. There are some very large estuaries in Nayarit, but sometimes the difference between a bay and an estuary is based on what the locals call it. According to Google, an estuary is a drowned river valley.


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Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?

Posted by Dobie on July 8, 2014, 1:43 pm, in reply to "Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?"
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Funny my name didn't show up on that last post. Did I screw up? Anyway, the digital map is very cool - check it out.
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Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?

Posted by Daniel Hallas on July 8, 2014, 2:32 pm, in reply to "Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?"
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It is a great map Dobi, full of info but not much about the size of Bahia's.

Thanks
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Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?

Posted by Dobie on July 8, 2014, 3:35 pm, in reply to "Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?"
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No, but if you zoom them all to the same zoomness you can kind of see. Also there get measured in two different ways - by the size (sq. km.) or by the length of the coastline. Searched in google mx but couldn't find anything about sizes either
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Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?

Posted by Dave Collins on July 9, 2014, 8:41 am, in reply to "Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?"

Tena Bay is the 5th largest in Mexico. Source: Univ. Of Guad's Center for the Sustainable Development of Coastal Zones.
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Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?

Posted by Daniel Hallas on July 9, 2014, 9:07 am, in reply to "Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?"
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Do you have a link for that Dave?
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Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?

Posted by Dave Collins on July 9, 2014, 2:37 pm, in reply to "Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?"

No, I got the info. first hand from the Director.
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Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?

Posted by Daniel Hallas on July 9, 2014, 2:59 pm, in reply to "Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?"
187.146.138.241

Where did the director get the info? I would like to find the source if
possible.
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Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?

Posted by Dave Collins on July 9, 2014, 7:56 pm, in reply to "Re: Bay of Tenacatita, second largest in Mexico?"

Sorry, not sure; it was a long time ago.
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