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Sediments Along Brazilian Coastline North of Cabo Frio

22.8S 42W

October 2nd, 2011 Category: Phytoplankton, Sediments

Brazil - August 29th, 2011

Sediments line the southeastern coast of Brazil from Cabo Frio northwards, giving the shoreline a golden frame that becomes greener as the sediments diffuse into the ocean waters.

In the upper right quadrant, a blue stain appears in the water. Due to its distance from shore, it is likely a phytoplankton bloom rather than discoloration from sediments diffusing in the water.

The coastline south of Cabo Frio is sediment-free, passing by the city of Rio de Janeiro (visible as a tan area along the shores of the Bay of Guanabara) and Santos, near Sao Paulo (visible as a large tan area in the lower left corner).

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