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Veil of Dust Partially Covering Bay of Arguin, Mauritania

19.2N 17.6W

June 2nd, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

West Africa – June 1st, 2013

Saharan dust blows southwestward off the coast of West Africa, partially veiling the usually bright green, phytoplankton-tinged waters of the Bay of Arguin, on the shores of Mauritania (above center). The dust also partially veils the mouth of the Senegal River (below center), marking the border between Mauritania and Senegal.

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