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Cuba, Southern Florida and Andros Island, Bahamas

May 5th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Florida, Cuba and Bahamas - April 13th, 2009

Florida, Cuba and Bahamas - April 13th, 2009

The southern part of the state of Florida, USA (left), most of Cuba (bottom) and many of the Bahamas islands, the largest of which is Andros Island (right), can be seen here.

Florida’s land is dotted by clouds, while the skies about the large, dark blue Lake Okeechobee are clear. The western end of Cuba is also cloud-covered, while the central part of the island is clear and the eastern end has some light coverage.

Offshore, the light blue areas indicate shallow waters in bays or over underwater carbonate platforms such as the Bahama Banks.

The green color off the northern coast of Cuba and around the southern tip of Florida is caused by sediments from rivers. Phytoplankton or algae may also contribute to this green color, particularly by the Florida Everglades wetlands.

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