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Sediments and White Sands Beaches Along Coast of Australia

38S 145.1E

July 31st, 2010 Category: Rivers

Australia - July 17th, 2010

Australia - July 17th, 2010

Sediments spill out of the mouth of the Fitzroy River and into King Sound, giving it an opaque tan color. As the sediments spread out of the sound and become diluted in the Indian Ocean, they give the coastline of Western Australia a feathery greenish frame.

While the coastline northeast of the sound is framed by sediments, the coastline southwest of it appears bright white. This is due to the white sands beaches along stretches of the shore. One such area is the Eighty Mile Beach, so named for its length of approximately eighty miles, visible at the lower left edge.

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