Jamaica boasts an amazing aquatic fauna with over 700 fish species living in the turquoise waters. Among them, you will find coral fish, such as parrot fish, and in deeper waters, manta skate, tarpons, barracudas, and even sharks. Turtles reproduce on the shores as well as manatees, marine mammals which are unfortunately threatened with extinction.
This carnivorous fish can grow up to 2 metres long and is most often found near reefs.© Fotosearch / Age Fotostock
The stingray uses its wing-shaped fin to swim and generally lives on the ocean floor.© © Amanda Cotton / age fotostock
These turtles exist in almost all of the world's oceans and can grow up to 2 metres long.© Fotosearch / Age Fotostock
An adult manatee weighs around 1 ton, can grow up to 5 metres long, and can live up to 60 years.© © Top Photo Group / age fotostock
Parrotfish are known for their vibrant colours and are easily found near coral reefs.© © Stephan Kerkhofs / age fotostock