Aves Island

Aves Island

(ä`vĕs) or

Bird Island,

Span. Isla de Aves, small, low-lying sand and coral island, a dependency of Venezuela, in the E Caribbean Sea 380 mi (610 km) N of the Venezuelan mainland. Venezuela's claim that Aves is an inhabitable island (a small garrison is maintained there) and its claim to a surrounding exclusive economic zone is disputed by many Caribbean island nations. The island is a nature reserve.
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In addition, they report that one of eight study turtles from Aves Island, off Venezuela, showed the same genetic pattern as the Tortuguero and Hutchinson turtles in their sample.
Rent the 52 ft high S/V Safari and float down the Las Aves islands, an eight-island chain just off the coast of Bonaire; it's the most stunning diving and underwater destination of the Caribbean, say insiders.