North Atlantic islands

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Anegada Island, British Virgin Islands

Description

  • The differences in climate between the islands in the north and south of the North Atlantic Ocean have created extremely varied geographical features.
  • The diverse habitats found on the North Atlantic islands include Arctic tundra, deserts, tropical rainforests, mangroves and wetlands.
  • The laurel forests of the Macaronesia region are the only forests of their type in the world.