the exception the areas between Fond St. Jean and Grand Bay, and
the southern vicinity of Scott's Head, this region is not well
explored. At least by marine biologists, as spear fishermen know
the waters well. Facing the Martinique Channel, this region is
virtually devoid of areas that harbor calm coastal waters at shallow
depths. A few isolated patch reefs near Stow are the only shallow
water benthic communities identified to date within the eastern
half of this region. Near Dubuc a fringing reef has formed spurs
and grooves in deeper waters, but the reef is dead. In the western
half of this region, near
Scott's Head, deep coral assemblages and patch reefs line the
each of the following areas, colored dots (see key below map) mark
the presence of specific habitats baring sessile epibenthic communities.
The sites are: 1. Delices, Mulatre River to Fond St. Jean
(work in progress); 2. Fond St. Jean to Geneva River; 3. Geneva
River to Scott's Head (work in progress).