NASA Photo ID: STS066-88-056       File Name: 20177095.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 11/14/94
  Title: Eleuthera Island, Bahamas seen from STS-66
  The striking views provided by the Bahama Islands lend insights into the
  important problems of limestone (CaCO3) production and transport. This
  photograph includes the southern part of Eleuthera Island in the northern
  Bahamas. The hook-shaped island encloses a relatively shallow platform
  (light blue) which is surrounded by deep water (dark blue). The feathery
  pattern along the western edge of Eleuthera's platform are sand bars and
  sand channels created by tidal currents sweeping on and off the platform.
  The channels serve to funnel large amounts of CaCO3 off the platform and
  into the deeper water.
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