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Algeciras and Tangiers on Strait of Gibraltar Shores

March 23rd, 2009 Category: Rivers

Strait of Gibraltar - February 24th, 2009

Strait of Gibraltar - February 24th, 2009

Europe and Africa are separated by 14.24 km (7.7 nautical miles) of ocean at the Strait of Gibraltar‘s narrowest point. The strait depth ranges between 300 and 900 metres (980 and 3,000 ft).

Gibraltar and the Spanish city of Algeciras are clearly visible on the strait’s northern shores, while the Moroccan city of Tangier is visible on the southern coast.

Below Tangier, some greenish sediments are being discharged from the Loukous River, near Larache. To the North, on Spain’s western coast, the San Pedro River is pouring a thick tan cloud of sediments into the Bay of Cádiz.

The rest of the coastline of the Strait of Gibraltar, Morocco and Spain is clear of sediments and algae. However, if one looks carefully it is possible to see some sands from a dust storm lingering over the Atlantic Ocean.

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