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Sediments in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia – June 28th, 2011

18.1S 139.9E

June 28th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Sediments

Australia - June 22nd, 2011

Sediments from rivers emptying into the Gulf of Carpentaria create a golden hue along the gulf’s shoreline.

There also appears to be a greenish phytoplankton bloom in the northern part of the gulf, although the sediments also create similar patterns in the waters.

 

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