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Golfo Nuevo Between Valdes Peninsula and Punta Ninfas, Argentina

42.7S 65W

May 19th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Argentina - May 1st, 2011

The Valdes Peninsula juts out into the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of Argentina. Two gulfs are visible on either side of the irregularly shaped peninsula – Golfo San José to the north, and Golfo Nuevo to the south.

Golfo Nuevo, or New Gulf, is bordered to the south by Punta Ninfas, a promontory  in Chubut Province, Patagonia, Argentina. About 90 km northwest of the point, on the west side of the almost circular gulf, is the city of Puerto Madryn.

The sediments south of the promotory are from the Chubut River, which can be seen crossing the terrain west of the promontory’s southern base.

 

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