Grand Turk Island and its stunning coral reefs • Earth.com

Last update: September 16th, 2019 at 11:27 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory and features an overhead look at Grand Turk Island. The photo was taken by an astronaut on board the International Space Station.

Grand Turk Island is only 6 miles long and is located at the southern end of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The island is situated on top of a carbonate bank that is almost twice its size. Waves can be seen breaking against the side of the carbonate platform, looking like a thin white line along the left side of the image. Along the north and east coasts of Grand Turk Island sit beautiful coral reef systems that continue to stretch east all the way to the Bahamas.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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