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Bombetoka Bay on Madagascar Coast – July 6th, 2011

15.8S 46.2E

July 6th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Madagascar - June 20th, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the northeastern coastline of Madagascar. Visible at the center of the coastline is Bombetoka Bay, a bay on the northwestern coast of Madagascar near the city of Mahajanga, where the Betsiboka River flows into the Mozambique Channel.

Numerous islands and sandbars have formed in the estuary from the large amount of sediment carried in by the Betsiboka River and have been shaped by the flow of the river and the push and pull of tides.

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