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Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and Other Caribbean Islands

21.7N 71.5W

May 30th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Islands in the Caribbean Sea - May 18th, 2011

Visible in the upper half of this image of the Caribbean Sea are the Turks and Caicos islands (furthest east) and some of the islands of the Bahamas.

Some of the water around these islands appears bright blue because it is much shallower than the surrounding sea water – the islands rest on limestone platforms.

In the lower half of the image are the larger islands of Cuba (left) and Hispaniola (right), which contains the countries of Haiti in its western half and the Dominican Republic in its eastern half.

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