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Wellesley Islands in Gulf of Carpinteria, Queensland – July 5th, 2011

16.5S 139.4E

June 5th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

Australia - May 23rd, 2011

Sediments line the coast of the Gulf of Carpinteria in Queensland, Australia, giving the waters a lime green tinge along the coast that fades to a lighter teal as one moves farther offshore.

Many islands can be seen in the gulf, the largest of which is Mornington Island, the northernmost of 22 islands that form the Wellesley Islands.  The general topography of the island is flat, and it is fringed by mangrove forests.

The other large island to the south of Mornington Island is Bentinck island, the largest of the six South Wellesley Islands.

 

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