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