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Sediments Along Coast of Western Australia

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April 15th, 2013 Category: Climate Change, Sediments

Australia – April 11th, 2013

Sediments give a tan color to the waters of King Sound (west), in Western Australia, and the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf (east), on the border of Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Sediments can be seen along much of the coastline between the two bodies of water as well.

Due to climate change, sea levels along the west coast of Australia have been rising at more than double the global average. With a significant part of the population living in coastal cities and towns, rising sea levels pose significant risks to Western Australia’s coastal infrastructure and iconic sandy beaches.

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