Coastal region of Jamaica by: Najee Vassell

Jamaica is an island nation within the Caribbean. There are many ecosystems in Jamaica such as marine, mountain, tropical, plain and etc...

The coastal region of Jamaica is one of many contrast. The north eastern shore of the island has been completely eroded by the ocean.Water covers nearly 75 percent of the earth's surface, in the form of oceans, lakes, rivers, etc. Just like all other biomes, the aquatic biome can be divided into two categories: freshwater regions and saltwater regions. There are also different types of freshwater and saltwater habitats. The saltwater ecosystem is the home to the green sea turtle.

The green turtle is a large, weighty sea turtle with a wide, smooth carapace, or shell. It inhabits tropical and subtropical coastal waters around the world and has been observed clambering onto land to sunbathe. It is named not for the color of its shell, which is normally brown or olive depending on its habitat, but for the greenish color of its skin. There are two types of green turtles. the turtles current status is endangered. the green sea turtle is classified as an aquatic reptile. there average lifespan is 80 years and they can grow up to be 5 ft and weigh up to 700 pounds.

sources: animals.nationalgeographic.com , and worldwidelife.com

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