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Strait of Gibraltar – February 14th, 2009

February 14th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Strait of Gibraltar - February 11th, 2009

Strait of Gibraltar - February 11th, 2009

Close-up of Strait of Gibraltar

Close-up of Strait of Gibraltar

The Strait of Gibraltar, which connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, is visible near the center.

Sediments, surrounded by an algal bloom, can be seen flowing into the Atlantic Ocean from various rivermouths in Spain and Morocco.

In comparison, the Strait of Gibraltar is relatively clear, with only a light algal bloom flanking the coasts.

In Spain, great deal of sediments is being discharged from the San Pedro River into the Bay of Cádiz, near the city of the same name.

Along the Moroccan coast, the densest outflow of sediments is near Kenitra, coming from the Sebou River. Further north, there is also a large concentration of sediments pouring out of the Loukos River, near Larache.

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