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  Caribbean Sea - MSN Encarta
Caribbean Sea, arm of the Atlantic Ocean, partially enclosed on the north and east by the islands of the West Indies, and bounded on the south by South America and Panama, and on the west by Central America.
The name of the sea is derived from the Carib people, who inhabited the area when Spanish explorers arrived there in the 15th century.
The main oceanic current in the Caribbean Sea is an extension of the North Equatorial and South Equatorial currents, which enter the sea at the southeastern extremity and flow in a generally northwestern direction.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761571085/Caribbean_Sea.html   (294 words)

  
 Central America and The Caribbean - Images
Travel Images Central America and The Caribbean Sea Islands.
Union Interactive Map of, Images of Central America and The Caribbean Sea Islands.
Images of Central America and The Caribbean Sea Islands.
www.america-atlas.com /central-america.htm   (375 words)

  
 Caribbean: Caribbean Sea
The Caribbean sea floor is divided into five basins separated from each other by underwater ridges and mountain ranges.
The countries and the islands those constitute the Caribbean are located the south and east of Mexico and the north and west of Venezuela.
The region, bounded by the waters of the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, sits between North and South America, and is made up of 16 Caribbean countries and territories and seven Central American nations.
www.lycos.com /info/caribbean--caribbean-sea.html   (644 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Caribbean
The Caribbean Sea (pronounced /kəˈɹɪbiən/ or /ˌkæɹəˈbiːən/) is a tropical sea in the Western Hemisphere, part of the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Gulf of Mexico.
The entire area of the Caribbean Sea, the numerous islands of the West Indies, and adjacent coasts, are collectively known as the Caribbean.
The name "Caribbean" is derived from the Caribs, one of the dominant American Indian groups in the region at the time of European contact during the late 15th century.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Caribbean   (926 words)

  
  Caribbean Sea - MSN Encarta
Caribbean Sea, arm of the Atlantic Ocean, partially enclosed on the north and east by the islands of the Caribbean region, and bounded on the south by South America and Panama, and on the west by Central America.
Large areas of the sea exceed 3,660 m (12,000 ft) in depth; the greatest depth measured thus far is Cayman Trench (7,535 m/24,720 ft) between Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.
The main oceanic current in the Caribbean Sea is an extension of the North Equatorial and South Equatorial currents, which enter the sea at the south-eastern extremity and flow in a generally north-western direction.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761571085/Caribbean_Sea.html   (285 words)

  
  Caribbean Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Caribbean is home to about 9% of the worlds coral reefs covering about 20,000 square miles, most of which are located off the Caribbean Islands and the Central American coast.
The Caribbean is the birth place of most hurricanes in the western hemisphere.
The Caribbean is the setting for countless literary efforts often related to piracy and swashbuckling.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Caribbean_Sea   (866 words)

  
 Caribbean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Caribbean (Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraïbes; Dutch: Caraïben; Portuguese: Caribe or Caraíbas) is a region of the Americas consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts.
The name "Caribbean" is named after the Caribs, one of the dominant Amerindian groups in the region at the time of European contact during the late 15th century.
British West Indies/Anglophone Caribbean - Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bay Islands (briefly), British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica (from 1655), Montserrat, Saint Croix (briefly), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago (from 1797) and the Turks and Caicos Islands
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Caribbean   (1051 words)

  
 Caribbean Sea, Caribbean Sea Information
The Caribbean Sea is located at 9-22ºN and 89 to 60ºW. The Caribbean Sea is a body of water adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, south of the Gulf of Mexico.
The Caribbean Sea has a counterclockwise current; water enters through the Lesser Antilles, is warmed, and exits via the Yucatán Channel, where it forms the Gulf Stream.
U.S. intervention in the affairs of Caribbean countries, such as the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, the landing of U.S. marines at Santo Domingo in 1965 and at Grenada in 1983, and the U.S. invasion of Panama in 1989, reflects the region's importance in U.S. eyes.
www.allthesea.com /Caribbean-Sea.html   (570 words)

  
 Caribbean Sea — FactMonster.com
The Caribbean is linked to the Gulf of Mexico by the Yucatán Channel; to the Atlantic by many straits, of which the Windward Channel and Mona Passage are the most important; and to the Pacific Ocean by the Panama Canal.
Caribbean Sea: Geology and Climate - Geology and Climate Geologically, the Caribbean Sea consists of two main basins separated by a...
Caribbean Sea: History - History After the Caribbean was visited by Christopher Columbus in 1493, Spain claimed the area,...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0810435.html   (212 words)

  
 Profiles: Caribbean Monk Seal, Monachus tropicalis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Observing Caribbean 'sea wolves' on the coast of Santo Domingo in 1494, Columbus promptly ordered his crew to kill eight of the animals for food, paving the way for exploitation of the species by the European immigrants who came in his wake.
At one time, Caribbean, or West Indian, monk seals inhabited the Caribbean Sea, northwest to the Gulf of Mexico, as well as from the Bahamas to the Yucatan Peninsula, south along the Central American coast and east to the northern Antilles.
The Caribbean monk seal was documented as being easily approachable and not aggressive and they were easily killed during directed hunts in the 17th and 18th centuries.
www.monachus.org /profiles/cariseal.htm   (383 words)

  
 Cuba Satellite Image Caribbean Sea - Cayo Largo
Country maps of roads, railroads, international boundary, Central America the Caribbean Sea Cruises American countries sites search about rivers, travel guide, tourism, mountains backpack.
Across the Camaguey, Cuba Satellite Image Caribbean Sea - Cayo Largo, Habana maps of Cuban area.
Across the Batabano Bay, the dark green color of the peninsula is due to lush wetlands (NASA - 2002).
cuba.america-atlas.com /cuba.htm   (1470 words)

  
 Caribbean Conservation & Sea Turtle Survival League :: Saving Sea Turtles & Their Habitats
Caribbean Conservation Corporation & Sea Turtle Survival League
"Adopted" Tortuguero sea turtles seen during the 2006 season.
NESTS - Neighbors Ensuring Sea Turtle Survival -- A "Sea Turtle Friendly" program for residents and visitors to Florida's nesting beaches.
www.cccturtle.org   (193 words)

  
 The Caribbean Current
The Caribbean is a semi-enclosed sea adjacent to the landmasses of Central and South America.
The Caribbean Sea is highly stratified in the upper 1200 m of the water column; weakly stratified between 1200 and 2000 m; and nearly homogeneous below 2000 m.
Caribbean Surface Water is found in the upper 50 m of the water column.
oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu /caribbean/caribbean.html   (3473 words)

  
 Caribbean Sea
The Caribbean Sea is a tropical body of water adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean and southeast of the Gulf of Mexico.
The largest of the British West Indian islands, is situated in the Caribbean Sea, between latitude 17 deg.
The Caribbean Sea is enclosed by the Antilles, Central America and South America.
lycos.cs.cmu.edu /info/caribbean-sea.html   (388 words)

  
 Caribbean Villas - Sea Wind - St John, Virgin Islands
Sea Wind is a handsome example of traditional Caribbean architecture, with four hip roofed buildings that are connected by decks, covered walkways and patios.
Sea Wind captures all the beauty of the original Gifft Hill design, but because it was built later and then twice remodeled, it's actually an improved version of a proven winner.
Sea Wind is ideal for honeymooners and lovers of all ages.
www.caribbeanvilla.com /sea-wind/index.html   (989 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Caribbean Sea, Caribbean (sea) - Facts and Information
Caribbean Sea, tropical sea (c.970,000 sq mi/2,512,300 sq km), arm of the Atlantic Ocean, Central America; 15°00'N 75°00'W. It is bordered on the N and E by the West Indies archipelago, on the S by S. Amer., and on the W by the Central Amer.
The Caribbean is linked to the Gulf of Mexico by the Yucatan Channel; to the Atlantic by many straits, of which the Windward Channel and Mona Passage are the most important; and to the Pacific Ocean by the Panama Canal.
U.S. intervention in the affairs of Caribbean countries, such as the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, the landing of U.S. marines at Santo Domingo in 1965 and at Grenada in 1983, and the U.S. invasion of Panama in 1990, reflects the region's importance in U.S. eyes.
reference.allrefer.com /gazetteer/C/C02347-caribbean-sea.html   (641 words)

  
 WIDECAST - Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Caribbean sea turtles are endangered because of over-harvesting and habitat destruction.
Sea turtles can serve as a case study for the development of methods to ensure international cooperation in preventing the further decline of depleted living resources, in restoring them to former levels of abundance, and in maintaining them for sustained use.
Sea turtles are flagship species in the Caribbean Region, an ancient and gentle ambassador for a region known for its beauty and its history.
www.widecast.org /widecast/widecast.cfm   (2760 words)

  
 Caribbean Sea - TLP
The Caribbean Sea is a tropical body of water adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean and southeast of the Gulf of Mexico.
The Windward Passage is a strait in the Caribbean Sea, between the islands of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic).
It connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, and is in the direct path of shipping between the Panama Canal and the eastern seaboard of the United States.
thelouvertureproject.org /index.php?title=Caribbean_Sea   (293 words)

  
 WESTERN HEMISPHERE: Western Hemisphere; Caribbean Sea; Central America: The Luso-Hispanic World in Maps (Library of ...
Caribbean Sea/Gulf of Mexico/United States--Atlantic Coast/United States--Gulf Coast/South America--North Coast/West Indies
This is a Spanish map of the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and mainland coastline from Cape Hatteras to the mouth of the Orinoco River.
This is a Spanish map of the Caribbean extending from central Cuba to the lesser Antilles and from the coastline of Panama to the Orinoco River.
www.loc.gov /rr/geogmap/luso/westhem.html   (5226 words)

  
 Study in the Caribbean
The Caribbean, (Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Dutch: Cariben or Caraïben, or more commonly Antillen) or the West Indies, is a group of islands and countries which are in or border the Caribbean Sea which lies on the Caribbean Plate.
The countries and islands of the Caribbean are located to the south and east of Mexico and to the north and west of Venezuela, South America.
The region known as "Caribbean" is usually restricted to the islands of the Caribbean Sea, although sometimes the continental American coastline is included.
www.studyoverseas.com /f_caribbean.htm   (385 words)

  
 PLATES Caribbean Bibliography
Hydroid, amphineuran, and gastropod zonation in the littoral of the Caribbean Sea, Colombia.
Biogeography of Neogene Caribbean reef corals and its implications for the ancestry of eastern Pacific reef corals.
The Lesser-Antilles arc and eastern margin of the Caribbean Sea.
www.ig.utexas.edu /research/projects/plates/biblio/carib/b.htm?PHPSESSID=e60b1281e5f181265a445c4b3a9c5e43   (11198 words)

  
 GardeningDaily - Caribbean Sea
The Caribbean Sea is one of the largest salt water seas and has an area of about 2,754,000 km² (1,063,000 square miles).
The sea's deepest point is the Cayman Trench, between Cuba and Jamaica, at 7500 m (25,000 feet) below sea level.
The entire area of the Caribbean Sea, especially the numerous islands, is known as the Caribbean.
www.gardeningdaily.com /flowers-and-plants/Caribbean_Sea   (90 words)

  
 Caribbean Net News: The Greater Caribbean this Week: New UN Resolution on the Caribbean Sea
Upon careful examination, the resolution is an achievement in light of efforts made almost a decade ago by organisations in the region including CARICOM and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) to secure the recognition of the Caribbean Sea as a special area in the context of sustainable development by the international community.
In this regard, the resolution salutes the work and initiatives undertaken by the ACS, including the establishment of the Caribbean Sea Commission and the adoption of a definition of the concept of the Caribbean Sea as a special zone, which were hitherto lacking.
In view of the foregoing, the resolution highlights a number of reasons why the Caribbean Sea deserves to be protected and preserved for present and future generations.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /cgi-script/csArticles/articles/000052/005290.htm   (898 words)

  
 Caribbean Isles
Dominica - island republic in the West Indies, lying in the Caribbean Sea, approximately midway between the islands of Guadeloupe (on the north) and Martinique (on the south)
Saint Kitts And Nevis - eastern Caribbean Sea, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, comprising two of the Leeward Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, in the West Indies.
St Vincent And The Grenadines - Windward Islands group in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines lies south of Saint Lucia and north of Grenada.
www.ovayonda.net /lodging/caribbean.html   (850 words)

  
 Caribbean Sea Surface Temperatures and Coral Bleaching 1989
These data were found to lie within 0.2 degrees celsius of the measured values, but tended to systematically underestimate sea surface temperatures at the highest values, presumably because small clouds formed by increased evaporation contaminated the data, being too small to be identified in the pixels.
Despite the poor performance of the low resolution data in the Caribbean, this global data proved to be adequate to identify areas of high sea surface temperature associated with bleaching events in the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans (Goreau and Hayes,).
With the exception of the Caribbean, the low resolution data was sufficient to identify areas of ocean 1.0 degrees celsius or above the average in the warmest month associated with the onset of every mass bleaching event worldwide reported between 1983 and 1991 (Goreau et al,).
globalcoral.org /caribbean_sea_surface_temperatur.htm   (3409 words)

  
 Caribbean Sea Surface Temperatures and Coral Bleaching 1989
These data were found to lie within 0.2 degrees celsius of the measured values, but tended to systematically underestimate sea surface temperatures at the highest values, presumably because small clouds formed by increased evaporation contaminated the data, being too small to be identified in the pixels.
Despite the poor performance of the low resolution data in the Caribbean, this global data proved to be adequate to identify areas of high sea surface temperature associated with bleaching events in the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans (Goreau and Hayes,).
With the exception of the Caribbean, the low resolution data was sufficient to identify areas of ocean 1.0 degrees celsius or above the average in the warmest month associated with the onset of every mass bleaching event worldwide reported between 1983 and 1991 (Goreau et al,).
www.globalcoral.org /caribbean_sea_surface_temperatur.htm   (3409 words)

  
 Caribbean Sea Turtles Close To Extinction
The Independent - UK Sea turtles in the Caribbean are perilously close to extinction because of over-fishing and over-development, an official report has discovered.
The collapse of turtle numbers on some of the Caribbean's most famous and glamorous islands has been so severe that in Bermuda turtles no longer breed any more.
However, many beaches, mangrove swamps and sea grass beds - all essential habitats for nesting and for feeding - are being lost to tourism developments such as marinas.
www.rense.com /general60/caribbeanseaturtles.htm   (461 words)

  
 Sea Turtle Conservation | Caribbean Sea Turtle Adoption
CCC's geographic focus is the Wider Caribbean and Atlantic because of the region's unique importance to the world's remaining sea turtle populations.
The colonies of green turtles, loggerheads, hawksbills and leatherbacks that nest at Tortuguero in Costa Rica, Chiriqui Beach in Panama, and in Florida are among the largest remaining in the Western Hemisphere.
It is possible that a world in which sea turtles can not survive may soon become a world in which humans struggle to survive.
www.villamontana.com /seaturtle_conservation.html   (812 words)

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