Sediments in Various Parts of the Caspian Sea – March 31st, 201142.0N 50.0E
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).