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Chesapeake Bay and Albemarle Sound by USA’s East Coast

38.5N 76.3W

October 3rd, 2010 Category: Snapshots

USA - September 14th, 2010

This late summer image focuses on several bays and estuaries on the central eastern coast of the USA. Near the top, between the states of Virginia (west) and Maryland (east), is the Chesapeake Bay. While its upper reaches appear dark blue, sediments give the lower part, closer to the Atlantic Ocean, a greenish tinge.

Further south is Albemarle Sound, a large estuary on the coast of North Carolina that is located at the confluence of a group of rivers, including the Chowan and Roanoke. Its waters are dark, appearing almost black in the full image. South of the Albemarle Sound is the Pamlico Sound, whose waters have a green tinge.

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