A Community Under The Sea
Virgin Islands Coral Reef Monument includes federal submerged lands within the 3 mile belt off the island of St. John. These waters support a diverse and complex system of coral reefs, and other ecosystems such as shoreline mangrove forests and segrass beds that contribute to their health and survival.
A Different World Beneath The Sea
Many corals grow together to form colonies. These colonies create habitat and homes for fish, mollusks, crustaceans, worms and other marine life.Read More
The Amazing Mangroves Plants
Mangroves are flowering trees that live in saltwater or brackish water in mudflats near shorelines. They provide crucial habitat for juvenile fish.Read More
The Importance of Seagrass
Seagrass beds are important and productive ecosystems in the shallow waters around St. John. Seagrass beds provide habitat for many fish species.Read More