Saint Martin is an island in the northeastern Caribbean Sea. It lies at the northern end of the Leeward Islands group in the Lesser Antilles. The southern third of the island is tied historically and administratively with the Netherlands, the northern two-thirds with France.
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The Saint-Martin National Nature Reserve protects the environment of the northeastern coast, which provides habitat to many species. The reserve comprises rocky coasts, cliffs and beaches while the offshore area is composed of marine flowering plants and many coral formations.