On August 17, 2007 Hurricane DEAN passes Aves Island ...

 
 
 

"Dean" washed away 90% of the island. Most birds disappeared.
Almost no breeding space is left for the turtles.

 
 

BEFORE

 

The northern tip ...

 
 

AFTER

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BEFORE

 

The area of our previous CW-tent now is in the water.

 
 

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BEFORE

 

The southern tip before and after the hurricane.

 
 

AFTER

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The bridge to the island.

 
 

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Very sad and unbelievable ...

 

AFTER

 
Hopefully "Mother Nature" puts things together again ....

I am optimistic, because in another occasion a hurricane blew the island into two parts and it recovered.

 
Here are links to sites showing pictures of Aves Island in better times:

http://www.turpial.org

http://www.hfdx.org

and of course HERE at YV0.INFO

 

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