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Life in the Caribbean
Cuba, Caribbean Sea
February 2004
The island of Cuba is home to a great variety of tropical vegetation made possible by warm moist air arriving from the east. Thousands of native species live in Cuba's forests and plains, but much of the native vegetation has been cleared to make way for sugar cane. Around Cuba, Florida, and the Bahamas, light blue indicates shallow ocean waters.
Courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Satisfies National Science Education Standards: Life Science: Populations and ecosystems; Earth and Space Science: Structure of the earth system; Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Populations, resources, and environments, Science and technology in society
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