The Caribbean

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The Caribbean

Welcome to the...Caribbean!

LocationThe Caribbean is found in the Atlantic Ocean in the Caribbean Sea. It's located east of Central America and off the tip of the Florida Keys. The Caribbean's absolute location is at Santo Dominica, Dominican Republic at 19N, 70W.

Human-Environment InteractionAll the tourists that came and visit the Caribbean have an impact on the environment. The oceans and seas are over fished, and the hotels and resorts take away animal habitats. Some people are selling of coral and marine life as souvenirs. But tourists aren't the only thing harming the environment. Natural hazards such as hurricanes, drought, floods, volcanoes, and earthquakes all have a large effect. Global Warming even harms the coral reefs.

MovementPeople and tourists of the Caribbean move from place to place by mopeds, bikes, cars, buses, sailing, small planes, and cruising. Goods are moved by trains and boats mainly. And the Caribbean takes up %0.6 of the worlds internet usage.

Ackee is a common breakfast food eaten through out the CaribbeanSome of the ingredients:1/2 pound dried salted fish, such as cod6 slices thick-cut bacon4 tablespoons butter or coconut oil3 large onions, chopped1/2 teaspoon cayenne4 cloves garlic, minced1 green bell pepper, sliced into strips2 (18-ounce) cans ackee*, drained

Flag of the Bahamas

RegionsThe Caribbean is known for its tropical or subtropical climate. Most islands face rain and hurricanes between June and July to October and November. The Caribbean's average temperature is 75F-90F. This climate makes it easy to grow all types of vegetation such as tropical forests and evergreen thickets. The warm climate makes the Caribbean a hot spot for tourists. There are many resort ares and spas. The Caribbean is made up of two regions, the Greater Antillies and the Lesser Antillies. All of the larger islands make up the Greater Antillies, while the smaller islands are the Lesser Antillies.

There are many Resorts in the Caribbean

PlaceThe Caribbean people are from many different cultures. They speak Spanish, English, Dutch, French, and Papiamento. And they have many different foods inspired by all cultures. The climate makes it possible to grow lots of fruits and vegetables. And the warm waters are plentiful with fish. With the different cultures, come many holidays and celebrations. Including Junkanoo, which is celebrated in the Bahamas. And Carnival, which is celebrated all over the Caribbean.

Works Cited-Hernandez, Romel. Caribbean Islands: Facts ' Figures. Philadelphia: Mason Crest, 2004. Print. -Huggins-Cooper, Lynn. The Caribbean: Come on a Journey of Discovery. London: QED, 2008. Print.-Jacobs, Heidi Hayes., and Michal LeVasseur. Prentice Hall World Studies. Geography, History, Culture. Needham, MA: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005. Print.-"Ackee and Saltfish Recipe : Emeril Lagasse : Food Network." Ackee and Saltfish Recipe : Emeril Lagasse : Food Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.


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