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Bays Along Gulf Coast of Texas, USA and Tamaulipas, Mexico

28.5N 96.3W

November 10th, 2012 Category: Sediments

Mexico – November 7th, 2012

This image shows a portion of the Gulf Coast, made of many inlets, bays, and lagoons, by the Texas, USA – Tamaulipas, Mexico border. The western portions of the Gulf Coast are made up of many barrier islands and peninsulas, including the 130 miles (210 km) Padre Island and Galveston Island located in the U.S. State of Texas. These landforms protect numerous bays and inlets providing as a barrier to oncoming waves. Here, those bays appear various shades of green and light blue due to the presence of sediments and phytoplankton.

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