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Sediments in the Bay of Campeche by the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico – February 1st, 2010

18.6N 91.8W

February 1st, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

Mexico - January 26th, 2010

Mexico - January 26th, 2010

Laguna de Términos

Laguna de Términos

Sediments create a greenish halo around the western and northwestern shores of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, reaching far out into the waters of the Bay of Campeche. The bay is the southern bight of the Gulf of Mexico. It is surrounded on three sides by the Mexican states of Campeche, Tabasco and Veracruz.

The close-up focses on the Laguna de Términos (Términos Lagoon), which is connected by two channels to the Bay of Campeche, in the southwestern part of the Mexican state of Campeche. It is actually not one sole lagoon, but rather is composed of a series of rich, sediment-laden lagoons and tidal estuaries. The Isla del Carmen, on which Ciudad del Carmen is located, can be seen between the lagoon and the Bay of Campeche.

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