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Sediments Near Cheleken Peninsula and Ogurja Ada in Caspian Sea

38.7N 52.5E

October 1st, 2012 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Phytoplankton, Sediments

Caspian Sea – September 17th, 2012

Sediments, likely mixed with phytoplankton growth, line the shores of the southeastern Caspian Sea, staining the waters a milky teal. The sediments lie between the southern shores near the Alborz Mountains (below) and the Cheleken Peninsula (above). Visible near the peninsula is the island of Ogurja Ada, the largest island in Turkmenistan and the longest in the Caspian Sea. It is located 17 km south-southwest of the southern tip of the Cheleken Peninsula.

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