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Sediments in Various Parts of the Caspian Sea – March 31st, 2011

42.0N 50.0E

March 31st, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Caspian Sea - March 27th, 2011

Colored sediments are visible in various sections of the Caspian Sea. Those from the Volga River give the northern part of the large lake a green appearance. Greenish tan sediments can also be observed near the Absheron Peninsula on the west coast, while those along the southeast coast have a more bluish tone.

Sediments and algae give Karabogas Bay, on the central east coast, a distinct greyish teal color. Other bodies of water are also visible nearby, including the Aral Sea (upper right corner) and Sarygamysh Lake (between the bay and the Aral Sea).

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