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Algal Bloom Showing Currents off Texas, Lousiana Coastline

February 13th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Texas and Louisiana coastline, USA - February 7th, 2009

Texas and Louisiana coastline, USA - February 7th, 2009

An algal bloom is present along this stretch of coastline from Texas (southwest) to Louisiana (northeast), USA. The greenish swirls in the Gulf of Mexico make it possible to see the water currents, not usually visible in non-radar images.

Several bays and lakes by the shoreline are also filled with algae and sediments, including Galveston Bay and Trinity Bay in Texas (center), Sabine Lake (right) on the border of the two states, and the brackish Calcasieu Lake (far right) in Louisiana.

The city of Houston is also visible just northwest of the two bays in Texas.

Farther inland, Lake Livingston, a man-made reservoir located in the East Texas Piney Woods, can be seen at the top. Its waters are dark blue and free of algae.

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