The first morning we decided to run south/ southwest down to the northern edge of the Great Bahama Bank
off the Isaac Cays.
Since the beginning of this year, Defence Force Officers and Marines have been on monthly and bi-monthly deployments aboard patrol craft in the Great Bahama Bank to maintain a continuous Defence Force presence in areas that were once poached by fishermen from the Dominican Republic.
Additionally, Bahamian fishermen from the Spanish Wells and Long Island communities are beginning to see signs of revitalization of fish stocks in the Great Bahama Bank and local fishing communities in Spanish Wells and Long Island.
According to a team led by Peter Swart of the University of Miami, this dust is responsible for the existence of the Great Bahama Bank
, which built up over the past 100 million years.
Over the last 100 million years, this carbonate has assembled into the Great Bahama Bank, a 4.5-kilometer-thick platform that forms the base of much of the Bahamas.
The Great Bahama Bank is still growing outward as fresh carbonate sediment collects on its borders.
To unravel the mystery, Swart and colleagues collected 270 seafloor sediment samples from the Great Bahama Bank over three years.
The South Bight snakes 25 miles through The Bahamas'largest island from the deep Tongue of the Ocean to the shallow Great Bahama Bank
. Conventional wisdom says to fish Andros' North and Middle Bights--the South holds only some school-size bones.
Mullins also points out that sediments at site 635 and those previously dredged at the southeastern tip of the Great Bahama Bank
are early Cretaceous in age and are not made of shallow-water material.