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CHINCHORRO

A marine reserve look good enough to eat

Situated in the Caribbean Sea, the reserve of the biosphere Banco Chinchorro consists of coral reefs, marine grassland, benches of sand and rocky islands. This biosphere supports many marine and ground species of which a number of American crocodiles. Of an average length from 3 to 4 meters and a 350 kg middleweight, the American crocodile is also fast in the water as on earth. Its menu consists essentially of fishes, aquatic tortoises, birds and crabs. In spite of its strength, it is a vulnerable species: it is threatened by the poaching and the degradation of its housing environment.



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