Greater Antilles


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Greater Antilles:

see West IndiesWest Indies,
archipelago, between North and South America, curving c.2,500 mi (4,020 km) from Florida to the coast of Venezuela and separating the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic Ocean.
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According to the IAR climatology, the LRS corresponds to the warmer season, where a high caution area for heat stroke spans further the Greater Antilles following the warm pool spread.
(2001) suggested that the apparent paucity of historical records of whaling effort in the Greater Antilles indicated that humpback whales were not utilizing the area extensively until the 20th century, and thus the modern abundance of humpbacks in the waters around Hispaniola was a post-whaling phenomenon.
The absence in Nevis of some genera common in the Greater Antilles (e.g., Heteromurtrella, Pseudosinella, Campylothorax, Cyphoderus, and Salina) may be an artifact of the small number of samples collected.
The main island of Puerto Rico is, by land area the smallest of the Greater Antilles. It ranks third in population among that group of four islands, which include Cuba, Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), and Jamaica.
Which is the largest of the islands which make up the Greater Antilles? 9.
Five carved pieces dating to the time of the indigenous people of the Greater Antilles islands, were found a week earlier inside the luggage of a traveler by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations officers at the Luis Munoz Marin International airport, reports Caribbean News Now (Jan.
the Haitian peasantry was forced to seek wage labor options when the big American corporations started taking over the sugar economy of the Greater Antilles." Highly recommended, especially for public and college library world history shelves.
These studies have been limited to Puerto Rico [2-5], the Dominican Republic [67], Cuba [8], and Grand Cayman [9] in the Greater Antilles, and Curacao [1], Los Testigos [1], Saint Lucia [10], Dominica [11] and Barbados [12] in the Lesser Antilles.
In all, 39 countries are represented in this wide-ranging exhibition, but the emphasis is on those in the Greater Antilles, including the islands of Cuba, Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic) and Puerto Rico.
The Caribbean Islands belong to three different archipelagoes: the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles, and the Bahamas.

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