The Caribbean, or West Indies, is a region of the Americas that consists of several groups of islands within or bordering the Caribbean Sea, plus The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands, which are in the Atlantic Ocean. The region includes more than 700 islands, islets, reefs, and cays.
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The North American Plate is a tectonic plate that underlies much of North America and Central America as well as part of the Caribbean Sea. It shares a boundary with the Pacific and Cocos Plates in the west and the Caribbean Plate in the south.
Northeast Tobago Biosphere Reserve (Trinidad and Tobago) The Editor Wed, 02/10/2021 - 12:32
The Northeast Tobago Biosphere Reserve is located within the northeast region of the island of Tobago, made up of a large marine and terrestrial area. The reserve presents a rare Caribbean Island Ridge-to-Ocean ecosystem that includes the world's oldest tropical rain forest reserve.
The Old San Jan Historic District is a National Historic Landmark District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Old San Juan is the oldest settlement within Puerto Rico and the historic colonial section of the city of San Juan.
Península de Guanahacabibes: National Park and Biosphere Reserve (Cuba) The Editor Sat, 11/17/2018 - 16:58
Guanahacabibes Peninsula is located at the westernmost point on the island of Cuba. The peninsula is sparsely populated. The waters surrounding the peninsula are spiny lobster and red snapper fishing grounds. It is both a National Park and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Pico Duarte is the highest peak on Hispaniola. A series of mountain chains, known in the Dominican Republic as the Cordillera Central, spans the central part of the island, from the coast of the Dominican Republic into Haiti, where it is known as the Massif du Nord.
The twin Pitons, two towering volcanic spires, are the major iconic landmarks of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. The Pitons Management Area in the southwest of the island contains the greater part of a collapsed stratovolcano within the volcanic system known to geologists as the Soufriere Volcanic Center.
The Puerto Rico Trench is located on the boundary between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, roughly parallel to the northern coast of Puerto Rico. The deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean is the Milwaukee Depth in the western end of the trench.
Saba Bank is a large offshore submerged atoll, the largest submarine atoll in the Atlantic Ocean and the third largest of its kind in the world. Part of the Caribbean Netherlands, Saba Bank has some of the richest diversity of marine life in the Caribbean Sea.
Saba National Marine Park encompasses the waters and sea bed encircling the Caribbean island of Saba, from the high water mark to 200 feet in depth. In total, the marine park covers approximately 5 square miles and is managed by the Saba Conservation Foundation.
Sage Mountain National Park is a protected area located on the island of Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI). Located to the southwest of the BVI capital, Road Town, the park is named after the highest peak in all of the Virgin Islands.