Fact Sheet: Southern Caribbean marine ecoregion | WWF

Fact Sheet: Southern Caribbean marine ecoregion

Posted on
25 March 2003
The Southern Caribbean is composed of continental and insular systems, which together harbor some of the most diverse marine habitats of the Caribbean. Mangroves, sea grass beds, coastal lagoons and estuarine systems dominate the continental system, with fringing coral reefs and patch reefs (many of which have come under heavy pressure in recent decades) scattered throughout. The insular system is dominated by largely intact barrier coral reefs.