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Sediments in King Sound, Australia and Adele Island – November 22nd, 2010

16.9S 123.5E

November 22nd, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Australia - November 9th, 2010

King Sound, in Western Australia, appears tan in color due to the heavy influx of sediments from the Fitzroy, Lennard, Meda, Robinson and May Rivers. The majority, however, are being expelled by the Fitzroy River, one of Australia’s largest water courses. The sediments take on a greenish color as they diffuse into the waters of the Indian Ocean.

Visible to the north of the sound, near the top center of the image, is Adele Island. The island is located approximately 104 km North of Bardi off the Kimberley coast in Western Australia. It is low lying and surrounded by extensive sandbanks lying over a limestone platform forming a large lagoon.

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