The Silver Bank (Banco de la Plata) is a breeding and calving area for humpback whales. Since 1996 it is declared as a Sanctuary for Marine Mammals (sp: Santuario de Mamíferos Marinos) for the
protection of the cetaceans. Situated in the Caribbean Sea between the Turks & Caicos Islands and the Dominican Republic the Silver Bank is shallow and not suitable for large ships for
the passage of the area, like the freighter "Polyxeni " which wrecked on a Coral Reef in 1965.
It is hard to imagine that this is the breeding ground of thousands of humpback whales every year.
At a first glance, a mystical abandoned place in the Atlantic Ocean.