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The Silver Thatch Palm (Coccothrinax argentata) can grow to be 30 feet tall and is found through out the Bahamas. The thatch is used for native straw work. The local people plait or braid it so that it forms a wide ribbon. The wide ribbons are used for making bags, baskets, mats, and hats. The palm fronds are used for thatching house roofs and making sun shades. The iguanas and birds eat the fruits and flowers of the Silver Thatch Palms.
- Mystery Photo 3/27/09
- An interview with Captain Lou
- Iguana Expedition Photo Gallery
- A tour of our floating lab.
- Mystery Photo
- More answers to student's questions.
- Walking in an iguana researcher's shoes.
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