Arrival on South Water Caye. The words “beautiful tropical paradise” describe it perfectly. I believe its geography suits my project well. Seagrass covers the west facing shore of the island. Facing east, the water is shallow on the northern edge and becomes much deeper as the shoreline progresses south. Patch reef flats fill this area and become larger and deeper further out to sea. The island’s southernmost point is best for this study. Here, shallow offshore seagrass is gradually populated by patch reefs, and there is low variation in depth. T he island’s terrestrial surface is covered with Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera).

Included in

Geography Commons