MODIS Images : The Great Bahama Bank

The Great Bahama Bank
Clear skies and calm waters allowed MODIS to capture this stunning image of the Bahamas and Cuba on March 16, 2002. In the image's centre, Andros Island is surrounded by the bright blue halo of Great Bahama Bank. The Great Bahama Bank is a coral reef limestone platform that was slowly inundated by rising sea levels between 10,000 and 2500 years ago, as the last ice age glaciers were melting.

Image provided by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC .

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