I would like to thank all the shipboard scientists, technicians, and crew on board the JOIDES Resolution for their unceasing effort and commitment to retrieve cores and logs along the Bahamas Transect, which made Leg 166 a successful cruise. I especially thank all those scientists whose postcruise studies have added a wealth of information to the scientific questions surrounding Neogene sea-level changes. As a synthesis, this manuscript is based on the original work of these scientists. I encourage the reader to go back to these original papers for more data and complete discussions of the scientific results. Discussions with Flavio Anselmetti, Karin Bernet, Christian Betzler, Dick Kroon, John Reijmer, and Jim Wright inspired the format of this short synthesis and clarified many scientific findings. I am indebted to Flavio Anselmetti and Karin Bernet, who provided unpublished figures for this paper. Kelly Bergman, Karin Bernet, Taury Smith, and Hildegard Westphal helped to complete the manuscript and figures. I thank Wolfgang Schlager, Toni Simo, and Rick Sarg for their constructive reviews that improved the manuscript.