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Reckley Hill Pond Water Cave

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San Salvador Island has numerous inland bodies of water. Christopher Columbus remarked upon them during his visit in October 1492. These ponds and lakes can have freshwater, brackish water, hypo saline water, normal marine-salinity water, or hyper saline water. Many of these lakes have aquatic biota, quite distinctive from adjacent lakes.

Reckley Hill Pond, in northeastern San Salvador, is a hypo saline to hyper saline lake just southeast of the Bahamas Field Station. Reported water salinities range from 18 to 66 ppt, averaging around 47 ppt (cf. normal marine water at about 35 ppt). It measured 45 ppt salinity here on 24 March 1999.

Recreational Opportunities

This area is great for Hiking.

Seasons Accessible

Year Round

Fees: None

Accessibility Notes

This site is not easily accessible to those with mobility impairments and persons in wheelchairs

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Gerace Research Center

The Gerace Research Center (GRC), formerly the Bahamian Field Station, occupies an old U.S. Navy...


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Latitude: 24.119139000
Longitude: -74.453531000
Elevation: 33 FT (10 M)
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