Date(s) - 05/21/2012 - 05/28/2012
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Consisting of over 3,000 islands, islets and cays and covering an area of over 14,000 square kilometers, the nation of the Bahamas contains several priceless marine habitats. This expedition in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy was concentrated in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, which was created in 1958 by the Bahamas National Trust as the first marine fishery reserve to be established in the Caribbean. The park is famous for it’s pristine beauty, outstanding anchorages and breathtaking marine environment with thriving populations of queen conch, Nassau grouper and spiny lobster. The expedition team documented this beacon of marine protection while also calling attention to lionfish as an invasive species.