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Sediments from Cauvery River by Point Calimere, India – June 30th, 2011

10.3N 79.8E

June 30th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

India and Sri Lanka - June 21st, 2011

Sediments can be observed in the Palk Strait, between India (left) and Sri Lanka (lower right). Here, they are most concentrated near Point Calimere, also called Cape Calimere, a low headland on the Coromandel Coast, in the Nagapattinam district of the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

It is the apex of the Cauvery River delta, and marks a nearly right-angle turn in the coastline. The Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, with an area of 24.17 km²,  includes the cape and its three natural habitat types: dry evergreen forests, mangrove forests, and wetlands.

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