Talk:Caribbean Sea

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School project[edit]

i am working on the Caribbean Sea for a school project. I think this website could use a little work for instance the first paragraph was a run on sentence think a bout changing it.bye

Do improve if you think it could be better.

haha your sentence is a run-on too!!!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.18.193.21 (talk) 00:51, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

marginal sea[edit]

AsI understand the term "marginal sea" as defined in Wik, the Caribbean would qualify as such. If I am right, it should be added to the ones listed under "marginal sea" and should be so designated here.

I'm no expert on marginal and mediterranean seas, but based on what is elsewhere on wikipedia.... The American Mediterranean Sea (made up of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico) is listes as a mediterranean sea. And according to the second sentence on the marginal sea page, mediterranean seas are not marginal seas. So, no. --Gruepig 19:52, 16 August 2005 (UTC)
The Caribbean sea is home to lots of coral reefs.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 170.185.220.19 (talk) 12:12, 7 October 2014 (UTC) 

Pronunciation[edit]

Is it pronounced "cah-RIH-bee-uhn" or "cair-ah-BEE-un"? I often hear it pronounced either way on television and radio, although where I live (Florida), most people seem to use the first pronunciation.

Well, then, the answer is that it is pronounced both ways :-) PeteVerdon 19:52, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

It is pronounced the second way in the UK. This is am accent thing, like tomato and countless other words, SqueakBox 20:40, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

The important thing is how people from the Carribean pronounce it.St jimmy 11:48, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
The article refers to the "alternative pronunciation" but doesn't make it clear which is which. Does it mean the British one ? -- Beardo 06:28, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Missing?[edit]

Some thoughts:

  • Environmental issues: unique wildlife; major currents; weather (hurricanes & tropical storms); oil drilling
  • Legal issues: which nations own what portions of the sea. Are there any treaties covering this stretch of water?
  • Ocean traffic: Fleets based here; ocean liner visits; commercial fishing.

Thanks. — RJH 15:45, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Definetely stuff this article needs...

Btw, different sources have contradicting measurements of this sea as in total area and length and width... Is there a true source we can rely on? - Tutmosis 12:56, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

Depends where you draw the lines, I guess. -- Beardo 06:16, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

what is the region!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????????????? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.194.48.237 (talk) 23:29, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Merge?[edit]

The article Caribbean Sea shows some signs of unawareness of Caribbean (which should probably be either Caribbean region or Demography and politics of the Caribbean). Cutting the Gordian knot would mean a merge, which seems practical: the distinction between the piece of water and the common aspects of the bits of land lying within it is subtle at best and perverse at worst, and likely by its nature to promote the kind of confusion that Caribbean Sea expresses.
--Jerzyt 15:53, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

No the Caribbean Sea is a distinct body of water. It is a purely geographic distinction. It should not be confused with political, demographic or economic relationships. It is not a region. Someone has wrongly decided that the Caribbean (a body of water) and the West Indies (a group of islands) are one and the same. Not so. The Bahamas and Turks and Cacos are in the West Indies but not in the Caribbean Sea. San Andros and the Corn Islands are in the Caribbean Sea but not part of the West Indies. Most of the peoples inhabiting the islands on the Northern rim of the Caribbean like Puerto Rico refer to the Caribbean and Atlantic sides of their island(s).

Why is not Colombia mentioned as bordering the Caribbean Sea? I has one of the largest areas and some of the largests gulfs. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.9.88.59 (talk) 18:09, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

You are quite right unsigned. All the continental countries from Venezuela across through Mexico are Caribbean countries. The geographically challenged often miss these Caribbean Countries but wrongly include Puerto Rico as a Caribbean Country and it is not a country but part of the United States of America. Cartagena is about the most spectacular Caribbean City I have ever visited and I have been from side to side and top to bottom

Marina / Yacht Club Guide[edit]

This website Portbooker is a fully comprehensive guide to marinas & yacht clubs in the Caribbean Sea. Just click on Caribbean on top of the Google Maps window and you can then select countries, regions or towns/cities. Sarayaguilo (talk) 16:01, 13 July 2009 (UTC) what is the region!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????????????????????? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.194.48.237 (talk) 23:26, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Unusual Picture[edit]

There is an unusual picture at the near end of the article, which is supposed to show the shores of one of the Caribbean beaches, but instead shows prominently a weird, almost naked man. The file is named "Dr. Love". I believe that this picture needs to be deleted, as it does not show very well the actual beach, and should not show people prominently in the picture, especially if it is the person relating to or the one who took the picture.

Point is, remove it. It isn't a good picture. — Preceding unsigned comment added by LarryVlad (talkcontribs) 11:44, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

It's gone. But you could have removed it yourself, you don't need to ask.--Bazonka (talk) 12:09, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

saltwater sea?[edit]

The first paragraph says: "The Caribbean Sea is one of the largest salt water seas and has an area of about 2,754,000 km² (1,063,000 sq. mi.).[2]" Please correct me if I am wrong, but are not all seas salty? Or am I misreading it due to some manner of speech I am unaware of? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.162.117.74 (talk) 22:00, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Some are saltier than others, but yes seas are salty. I'll amend this sentence. Bazonka (talk) 06:30, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

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Some references need clarification[edit]

One of the references in this article mentions a URL, but it does not specify the URL:

Iturralde-Vinent, Manuel (2004), The first inhabitants of the Caribbean , Cuban Science Network . URL accessed on 28/07/2007

I tried to find the original source of this information online, but I was unable to locate it. Is there any other way to recover this information since it is now apparently offline? Jarble (talk) 21:45, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

@Hamish1000: Since you added this reference, do you know where this URL can be found? Jarble (talk) 21:47, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

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