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Image Caption: Whitings in the Waters of the Bahama Banks. In this south-looking view of the Bahamas, we can see many small white smears in the lagoon northeast of the northernmost island, Grand Bahama. These white smears dotting the shallow waters of the Little Bahama Bank are called whitings. There are about 50 of them in this lagoon, each 2-4 km long. Several larger whitings can be seen off the northwest coast of Andros Island, the largest of the Bahamian islands, in the shallow waters of Great Bahama Bank. The largest of these whitings is 10-12 km long and covers an area of more than 100 sq. km. Whitings are areas in the water where CaCO3 in the form of aragonite is thought to be precipitating directly from the water column. Also see STS055-72-75.