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Cuba and Nearby Caribbean Islands

21.6N 82.8W

October 16th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Cuba - September 29th, 2009

Cuba - September 29th, 2009

The island-nation of Cuba is the focus of this image, which also includes Cuba’s second-largest island, Isla de la Juventud (meaning Isle of Youth, below the main island near the left edge), Jamaica (bottom right) and Andros Island (top right) along with several smaller islands of the Bahamas.

These islands are located in the Caribbean Sea, whose waters appear bright turquoise in shallower areas such as the Gulf of Batabanó and the Bahama Banks. The Gulf of Batabanó, between the southwestern end of Cuba and Isla de la Juventud, is less than 61 meters (200 feet) deep, and the waters of the Great Bahama Bank, around Andros Island, are generally no deeper than 25 meters.

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