What Are Some Different Types of Sea Life in the Caribbean?


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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.

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The Caribbean dolphin and nurse shark also live in the Caribbean Sea. The Caribbean dolphin is a social animal and has rescued people in dangerous situations. The nurse shark lives on the bottom of the Caribbean Sea where it feeds on shellfish and reaches 8 feet long at maturity. People can pet and swim with nurse sharks because of the species' docile temperament.

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