St. John Virgin Islands Marine Life: Nurse Sharks

St. John USVI SEa Creatures: Nurse Shark
Nurse Shark

The nurse shark, (Ginglymostoma cirratum) can be as long as 14 ft and a weight as much as of 730 pounds. The nurse shark in the video was photographed on the north side of Waterlemon Cay.

We Should Been Number One!

Best Caribbean island? 10Best readers say Puerto Rico

Our readers voted and chose Puerto Rico as the best Caribbean island in the 10Best Readers’ Choice awards. Puerto Rico is a land of colonial forts, sandy beaches, tropical rainforests and more than 500 festivals per year — all right in the USA’s backyard.

After four weeks of voting in’s Readers’ Choice contest, your votes helped identify the “Best Caribbean Island.” The winners are:

1. Puerto Rico
2. Curacao
3. Dominica
4. St Martin / Sint Maarten
5. Grenada
6. Barbados
7. Bonaire
8. St John (USVI)
9. Tobago
10. Anguilla

“Dominated by national parks, the island of St John — coming in eighth — in the U.S. Virgin Islands is the Caribbean of days gone by — a quieter, more intimate slice of paradise.”  USA Today

St. John Weather

Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind around 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

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