Whale Tales - douglasgood



The Korean freighter Polyxeni ran aground on the shoals rimming the northwest corner of the Silver Bank in 1982. The sea is rapidly claiming her - only the kingpost is still upright.

The conditions that make the area ideal for migrating whales also make the Silver Bank extremely hazardous to shipping. The Bank rises from 6,000 foot depths in the Caribbean to 60 - 100 feet. Numerous coral heads lie deceptively just beneath the surface. A fringing reef protects the Silver Bank from the constantly blowing easterly trade winds.

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