The beautiful ocean boundary between the U.S. and Cuba • Earth.com

Last update: November 16th, 2019 at 11:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the deep blue waters of the Florida Strait and the shallow, turquoise waters that cover the Cay Sal Bank and Bahama Banks.

The United States and Cuba may be divided economically, but the two countries are only physically separated by 90 miles of beautiful ocean.

According to a recent study based on Landsat imagery, around 53 percent of Cuba’s landscape is still covered with undeveloped ecosystems, including forests and wetlands. Around 40 percent of the land is used for agriculture.

This image was captured on December 2, 2018 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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