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.Know More
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 >
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 >
There is a vast range of music that can be traced back to Caribbean cultures, from more traditional genres such as calypso, salsa, merengue, Afro-Cuban jazz and rumba to more contemporary genres such as dancehall, reggae and mizik rasin. Some of these genres, such as reggae, which originated in Jamaica, have a specific point of origin within the Caribbean, while others may have wider roots.Full Answer >
Haiti is home to rich biodiversity and contains some animals unique to the island, such as the greater bullfrog bat, the sooty mustached bat and the Waterhouse's leaf-nosed bat. The tiburon banded racer and the Haitian pale-lipped blindsnake are examples of reptiles only found in Haiti.Full Answer >