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Sediments by Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Bahia Blanca, Argentina and Uruguay

7.3S 38.4W

December 16th, 2010 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Argentina and Uruguay - December 14th, 2010

Sediments spill forth from the Rio de la Plata estuary, passing the cities of Buenos Aires, Argentina (grey area on the lower banks) and Montevideo, Uruguay (grey area on the upper banks).

Sediments can also be seen near the city of Bahía Blanca, further down the coast (bottom center). Visible even further to the south in the full image is the Valdes Peninsula. Of note offshore is a faint phytoplankton bloom, the remnants of one observed earlier (click here for previous article).

Finally, moving back to the north, the Mar Chiquita can be observed in the upper left corner. It is a salt lake whose waters appear mostly green.

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