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Sediments by Bahía Blanca, Argentina – April 11th, 2010

38.7S 62.2W

April 11th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

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Bahía Blanca is a city located in the south-west of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, by the Atlantic Ocean. The city has an important sea port with a depth of 45 feet (15 mt), kept constant upstream almost all along the length of the bay, into which the Naposta Stream drains.

Bahía Blanca means “White Bay”. The name is due to the typical colour of the salt covering the soils surrounding the shores. The bay (which is actually an estuary) was seen by Ferdinand Magellan during the first circumnavigation around the world. Here, sediments from the Naposta Stream spill into the bay and out into the Atlantic Ocean.

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