Algal Bloom along Crimean Coast – January 8th, 2009
In this image we can see parts of Ukraine and Crimea by the Black Sea: the western part of the Crimean Peninsula is visible on the right, while the Ukrainian mainland is visible at the top.
Crimea, an autonomous republic of Ukraine with a total land area of about 26,100 km² (10,038 sq mi), is a peninsula whose coastline is broken by several bays and harbors.
In the lower right quadrant we have the Bay of Kalamita; in the center, the Bay of Karkinit, with the Dnieper River to the Northwest.
The river appears dark blue and free of sediments, whereas the bays contain green algal blooms.
On land, to the East of the Bay of Kalamita we can see where the Green Mountains fall abruptly into the Black Sea, whereas the terrain north of the bay is flatter and used for agriculture.