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Description: Eleuthera is approximately 150 km long from north to south and, except for the northern and southern ends, is an average of 3-5 km wide. The countryside primarily consists of rolling hills and valleys studded with tranquil lakes and woodlands. The coasts alternate between high steep cliffs and beautify beaches.

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Eleuthera. Eleuthera Island, (24.5N, 76.0W) Bahamas Island Group, is one of several within the archipelago surrounded by shallow seas, visible here as light blue. Mosaic patterns of sand waves built by sea bottom currents in the shallows stand out in stark contrast to the deep blue of the ocean depths of two thousand meters in the Exuma Sound.
Date Taken: 14 April 1981
NASA Photo ID: STS001-12-322


Principle Inland Blue Holes

    Hatchet Bay Cave
    Rock Sound Blue Hole

Anchialine Fauna of Eleuthera

Phylum Arthropoda (arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (crustaceans)
Subclass Copepoda (copepods)
Subclass Ostracoda (ostracods)
Subclass Eumalacostraca (eumalacostracans)
Phylum Chordata (chordates)
Class Osteichthyes (bony fish)

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