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AnDrOs iSLanD the "BIG yard"...
BAHAMAS STATS: <ul><li>Not really the “Caribbean” </li></ul><ul><li>10,000 km 2  </li></ul><ul><li>roughly the size of Con...
BAHAMAS STATS: <ul><li>Government is a Commonwealth </li></ul><ul><li>Capital is Nassau, on New Providence Island </li></u...
ANDROS STATS: <ul><li>3700 km </li></ul><ul><li>most reside in small towns on eastern coast </li></ul><ul><li>130 mile ban...
Andros  exports  millions of  gallons of  fresh water  twice daily  to Nassau.
Owens- Illinois logging co. in the  1960’s…
 
Bahamian reefs
Summer ‘99  reef survey
N.A. Gyre...
gEoLOgY
Ambergris Cay Blue Hole, Belize
Satellite image
Satellite image
Satellite image
Satellite image
Ambergris Blue Hole
Charlie’s Blue Hole
Church’s Blue Hole
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gibson Cay inland blue hole
hIStoRy aNd CuLTurE
THE PEOPLE: <ul><li>Taino-Anawak Indians migrated from South America </li></ul><ul><li>the “Lucayans” were an offshoot </l...
THE PEOPLE: <ul><li>preyed upon Indian pop. for slave labor </li></ul><ul><li>virtually NO Lucayans left in The Bahamas by...
THE PIRATES: <ul><li>“ privateers” vs. “pirates” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Letter  of Marque” </li></ul><ul><li>Henry Morgan hea...
THE PEOPLE: <ul><li>Seminole Indians from Florida came first as visitors </li></ul><ul><li>By the 19th century, freed slav...
Sites  by  land (North)
Red Bays
 
 
conch anchor...
Coiled & “plated” baskets  made w/silvertop palmetto
 
Typical basket from Red bays
Androsia batik factory
@ Androsia
Church...
tRiP  oVErVieW
flight to Andros
2000 plane...
 
 
 
North Andros “terminal”?
The cab experience...
 
 
The lodge  @  Forfar Field Station
Cabins @ Forfar...
 
Running Free
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
@ the reef
 
 
 
Dog’s-tooth limestone
cONsErvAtiON
fish collector in Philippines…
What  to touch?...
 
 
 
 
 
fish feeding
sNoRKelinG TiPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Do not forget... <ul><li>Bring PHOTO ID & PASSPORT! </li></ul><ul><li>Bring small bills </li></ul><ul><li>AT&T phone cards...
Do not forget... <ul><li>journal IMPORTANCE: </li></ul>
 
 
 
 
 
Do not forget... <ul><li>sunscreen, journal, field guides, pens, blue hole potty rules, etc...   </li></ul>
NO WHINING!
 
looking east...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  1. 1. AnDrOs iSLanD the &quot;BIG yard&quot;...
  2. 2. BAHAMAS STATS: <ul><li>Not really the “Caribbean” </li></ul><ul><li>10,000 km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>roughly the size of Conn. </li></ul><ul><li>pop. 279,833 (as of 1998) </li></ul><ul><li>Andros pop. ~ 8,000 </li></ul><ul><li>gained independence in July of 1973 </li></ul><ul><li>from Great Britain </li></ul>
  3. 3. BAHAMAS STATS: <ul><li>Government is a Commonwealth </li></ul><ul><li>Capital is Nassau, on New Providence Island </li></ul><ul><li>main industries are tourism & banking </li></ul><ul><li>40% of employment in tourism </li></ul>
  4. 4. ANDROS STATS: <ul><li>3700 km </li></ul><ul><li>most reside in small towns on eastern coast </li></ul><ul><li>130 mile bank/barrier reef system </li></ul><ul><li>reef rims the Tongue of the Ocean - a 6000’ canyon </li></ul>
  5. 5. Andros exports millions of gallons of fresh water twice daily to Nassau.
  6. 6. Owens- Illinois logging co. in the 1960’s…
  7. 8. Bahamian reefs
  8. 9. Summer ‘99 reef survey
  9. 10. N.A. Gyre...
  10. 11. gEoLOgY
  11. 12. Ambergris Cay Blue Hole, Belize
  12. 13. Satellite image
  13. 14. Satellite image
  14. 15. Satellite image
  15. 16. Satellite image
  16. 17. Ambergris Blue Hole
  17. 18. Charlie’s Blue Hole
  18. 19. Church’s Blue Hole
  19. 26. Gibson Cay inland blue hole
  20. 27. hIStoRy aNd CuLTurE
  21. 28. THE PEOPLE: <ul><li>Taino-Anawak Indians migrated from South America </li></ul><ul><li>the “Lucayans” were an offshoot </li></ul><ul><li>50,000 Lucayans by 1492 </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish recorded “discovery” around 1550 </li></ul>
  22. 29. THE PEOPLE: <ul><li>preyed upon Indian pop. for slave labor </li></ul><ul><li>virtually NO Lucayans left in The Bahamas by 1550 - due to disease, slavery and suicide </li></ul><ul><li>by the 18th century... Pirates staked positions </li></ul>
  23. 30. THE PIRATES: <ul><li>“ privateers” vs. “pirates” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Letter of Marque” </li></ul><ul><li>Henry Morgan headquartered on North Andros Island </li></ul><ul><li>took advantage of their knowledge of the reefs </li></ul>
  24. 31. THE PEOPLE: <ul><li>Seminole Indians from Florida came first as visitors </li></ul><ul><li>By the 19th century, freed slaves found their way to Andros </li></ul><ul><li>the 2 groups inter-married near Red Bays </li></ul>
  25. 32. Sites by land (North)
  26. 33. Red Bays
  27. 36. conch anchor...
  28. 37. Coiled & “plated” baskets made w/silvertop palmetto
  29. 39. Typical basket from Red bays
  30. 40. Androsia batik factory
  31. 41. @ Androsia
  32. 42. Church...
  33. 43. tRiP oVErVieW
  34. 44. flight to Andros
  35. 45. 2000 plane...
  36. 49. North Andros “terminal”?
  37. 50. The cab experience...
  38. 53. The lodge @ Forfar Field Station
  39. 54. Cabins @ Forfar...
  40. 56. Running Free
  41. 67. @ the reef
  42. 71. Dog’s-tooth limestone
  43. 72. cONsErvAtiON
  44. 73. fish collector in Philippines…
  45. 74. What to touch?...
  46. 80. fish feeding
  47. 81. sNoRKelinG TiPS
  48. 89. Do not forget... <ul><li>Bring PHOTO ID & PASSPORT! </li></ul><ul><li>Bring small bills </li></ul><ul><li>AT&T phone cards, credit card, or collect (?) </li></ul><ul><li>Forfar & BOAT etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Etc…... </li></ul>
  49. 90. Do not forget... <ul><li>journal IMPORTANCE: </li></ul>
  50. 96. Do not forget... <ul><li>sunscreen, journal, field guides, pens, blue hole potty rules, etc... </li></ul>
  51. 97. NO WHINING!
  52. 99. looking east...
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