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Lagoa dos Patos and Lagoa Mirim in Brazil and Uruguay

32.5S 52.9W

June 13th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Sediments

Brazil and Uruguay - June 5th, 2011

Two large lagoons can be observed near the coast of Brazil and Uruguay: Lagoa dos Patos (above), located entirely within Brazil, and Lagoa Mirim (below), in Brazil and Uruguay.

Lagoa dos Patos has greenish waters mixed with tan sediments, while Lagoa Mirim (called Laguna Merín in Uruguay) is dark brown to the north and bright green to the south.

The Brazilian and Uruguayan coastline is framed by greenish sediments. Some whitish yellow, sandy beaches can also be seen along the shores near the lagoons.

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