The shore line is broken on both sides by the estuaries of several rivers.
The scenery of the neighbouring Orwell and Stour estuaries is pleasant.
About two dozen ugly-looking species inhabit rivers and estuaries from Bengal to Australia.
Oysters are found in large numbers in the estuaries and fixed to the submerged parts of the mangroves.
Besides these there are a number of small indentations, sheltered anchorages formed by islands and reefs like that of Puerto Cabello, and estuaries and also open roadsteads, like those of La Guaira and Carupano, which serve important ports.