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Windward Passage Separating Cuba and Hispaniola

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November 12th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

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This image stretches from the Bahamas (upper left) and the Turks and Caicos islands (above, center), across eastern Cuba (left), and Hispaniola (which includes Haiti, by the image center, and the Dominican Republic, partially obscured by clouds, to the right), and down to Jamaica (lower left).

Cuba and Hispaniola are separated by the Windward Passage, a strait in the Caribbean Sea. More specifically, the strait lies between the easternmost region of Cuba and the northwest of Haiti. 80km wide, the Windward Passage has a threshold depth of 1,700m. It connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean Sea.

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