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Ships in the Bohai Sea Near Dongying and Wangtan, China – May 7th, 2009

38.2N 119.5E

May 7th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

China - May 5th, 2009

China - May 5th, 2009

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Many ships appear as bright white dots fluttering in the Bohai Sea, off the coast of Dongying, a prefecture-level city in China’s Shandong Province.

Dongying, which has 350 kilometers of coastline and an area of 7,923 kmĀ², is located around the mouth of the Yellow River. The banks of the Yellow River Delta can be seen in the lower right quadrant. Many fields create checkered patterns on the landscape, as much wheat is grown in this region, while a large part of the city’s economy also revolves around petroleum and the nearby Shengli Oil Field.

Upon opening the main image, the view extends northward, showing more water currents in the Bohai Sea and the city of Wangtan in Hebei. The first close-up focuses on a cluster of ships off the coast of Wangtan. The second shows ships moving through the central part of the Bohai Sea, creating both east-west and north-south trails.

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