Several types of animals live in or around the Caribbean Sea including birds, reptiles, whales, amphibians and sharks. The Caribbean is home to endangered creatures as well as those that live in abundance.Continue Reading
January through March is the best time to see humpback whales and their babies. The Caribbean Sea is the home of the second largest barrier reef in the world and there divers and nature lovers will find thousands of species like the blue tang, yellow damselfish, green moray eel and nurse shark. It is possible for tourists to interact with these and other species.
The Caribbean Sea is also home to some very dangerous creatures. The blue-ringed octopus has a powerful venom that can kill 30 humans in minutes. Fire coral causes severe pain, nausea and vomiting. The stonefish is one of the most venomous fish in the world that sports razor-sharp fins.
Some of the world's most endangered creatures can be found in the Caribbean. These include the frog called the Coqui llanero, the St. Croix ground lizard, the West Indian manatee and the Puerto Rican boa. There are currently four amphibians, 11 reptiles, nine birds and one mammal that are endangered and live in the area.Learn more about Caribbean
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean Sea (110,860 square kilometers or 42,803 square miles). It covers an area slightly smaller than Pennsylvania and is also the island with the largest single-nation population: estimated to be 11,047,251 in July 2014 by World Factbook.Full Answer >
St. Martin is an island that lies 300 kilometers to the east of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea. Its location is 18” 04’ N and 63” 03’W. It is part of the Leeward Islands archipelago in the Lesser Antilles.Full Answer >
Banded coral shrimp, blue tang, yellowtail damselfish, parrot fish and green moray eel live in the Caribbean Sea. Giant adult clams also live in the sea and attach themselves to the coral reefs. These clams grow up to 4 feet long and weigh 500 pounds at maturity.Full Answer >
Hispaniola is second-largest island by area in the Caribbean Sea, measuring 29,529 square miles. It is second in size to Cuba, which has an area of 40,852 square miles.Full Answer >