Flats in Guadeloupe

 

The majority of flats is located in Grande Terre (Saint Francis, Saint Anne, etc.).. The others are in the Grand and Petit Cul-de-Sac Marin, and are only accessible with a boat. Many of these reef flats are occupied by seagrass (areas of nutrition especially for threatened species: turtles, dudong) and spawning that stabilize the sediment and oxygenate the water. With 55,000 square miles of reefs in the Dom-Tom, France has one of the largest reef areas of the world. It is estimated that more than 7000 different species of fish frequenting reefs.