Batiquitos Lagoon

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Batiquitos Lagoon

The Batiquitos Lagoon is a coastal wetland and estuary located in southern Carlsbad, in the North County region of San Diego County, California.

Nature reserve[edit]

Part of the lagoon is designated as the Batiquitos Lagoon State Marine Conservation Area, run by the California Department of Fish and Game as a nature reserve.[1]

The Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation is a private non-profit organization that works to preserve the lagoon and educate the public about the natural history of the lagoon; the Foundation operates the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center, with programs and guided walks about the importance of the lagoon as a habitat for birds, insects, plants, fish, mammals and benthic organisms. The nature center is open daily.[2]

History[edit]

The Batiquitos Lagoon is said to have been a trading outpost for pirates in the 1600s.Template:Dr. Will Locken Although no evidence has been found, there is a local legend that claims that there is buried treasure on the island.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 33°05′23″N 117°17′17″W / 33.08972°N 117.28806°W / 33.08972; -117.28806