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Sediments In and Around Términos Lagoon, Mexico

18.6N 91.5W

December 17th, 2012 Category: Sediments

Mexico – December 16th, 2012

Bright tan and green sediments spill forth from the Laguna de Términos (Términos Lagoon), in Carmen Municipality in the southwestern part of the Mexican state of Campeche. The lagoon is actually a series of rich, sediment-laden lagoons and tidal estuaries connected by two channels to the Bay of Campeche in the southern part of Gulf of Mexico. Moving eastward from its swampy shores up the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, the sediments take on a bright blue and then green color. The city of Campeche can be seen by the coast near the color-change, and the city of Merida can be seen further northeast, slightly inland, in the upper right corner.

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