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Food Production

Where on Earth: Shrimp Farms in Honduras

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Credits

Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach in collaboration with the NASA Earth Observatory (https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/).
 
Story adapted from Image of the Day post by Michael Carlowicz, with image interpretation from Bart Green, USDA: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/78178/tiny-shrimp-big-changes


  • Image of Gulf of Fonseca shrimp ponds in 1999 from Thematic Mapper on Landsat 5

  • Image of Gulf of Fonseca shrimp ponds on January 23, 1999 (dry season) from Thematic Mapper on Landsat 5

  • Image showing shrimp farms on January 8, 2011 (dry season), Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper 

  • Written by Katherine Porter

  • Designed by Dani Player

  • Music from Yesh Music (ASCAP)

Transcript

All narration is presented in text form within the video. In addition, a full transcript will be available in the Library in the near future. Check back soon!