Turneffe Atoll

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Douglas Key (West)
Nautical map of Turneffe Islands

Turneffe Atoll is a group of small Caribbean islands southeast of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker, off the coast of Belize in Central America, 20 miles (32 km) from the capital, Belize City. It is approximately 30 miles (48 km) long and 10 miles (16 km) wide, making it the largest coral atoll in Belize.[1] The atoll was officially declared a marine reserve on May 1, 2013.[2]


  1. ^ "Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve Management Plan". Belize Fisheries Department. 2011. p. 6. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Turneffe Atoll declared Marine Reserve". PlusTV Belize. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 

Coordinates: 17°20′N 87°52′W / 17.333°N 87.867°W / 17.333; -87.867