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Sediments and Thawing Ice in James Bay, Canada

52.3N 80.2W

May 28th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Canada - May 18th, 2011

The ice covering James Bay, the southern extension of the Hudson Bay, in Canada, appears to be thawing out with the warmer spring temperatures.

The last time the bay was observed, in mid-April (click here for previous article), the bay was still mostly covered in ice, and most of the surrounding landscape was dusted in snow.

Now, in this image from mid-May, dark brown sediments can be observed in the waters south of Akimiski Island and near the mouths of rivers along the southern shoreline.

 

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