Temperate Indian Ocean

Following Bermuda, the next map in the series should be between 30 and 40 degrees south and 60 to 70 degrees east. There is no land at these coordinates. The sea floor is part of the Antarctic Plate, with perhaps a small portion of the Somali Plate in the northwest. The plates are diverging at this location.
The next map will move to the subtropics, with a series of maps between 20 and 30 degrees latitude and 63 degrees and 72 degrees longitude.

Map of the Month: Bermuda

Map of the Month: Bermuda
Map boundaries: 30 to 40 degrees North; 60 to 70 degrees West
Countries: United Kingdom (Overseas Territory)

Located at 32 degrees North and 64 degrees West, Bermuda is an isolated group of small islands more than 600 miles from the coast of North America–east of Cape Hatteras and southeast of Martha‚Äôs Vineyard. With an area of only 21 square miles, the 7 major islands and 140 small islands are close together and heavily developed. Nevertheless, there are 12 nature reserves, protecting endemic flora and fauna. The World Wildlife Fund has included it in the Neartic Biome.

Terrestrial Ecoregion
Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
NA 301, Bermuda subtropical conifer forests. Found only on Bermuda. The ecoregion is characterized by endemic Bermuda cedar, palmetto, and olivewood. The Bermuda petrel is an endemic bird. The northernmost mangroves in the Atlantic grow along inland saltwater ponds. Continue reading