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Kuwait Bay and Khawr Abd Allah, Persian Gulf

January 14th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Kuwait Bay, Kuwait - November 28th, 2008

Kuwait Bay, Kuwait - November 28th, 2008

We are observing here the northern boundary of the Persian Gulf. The reddish-brown, rockier terrain to the North is Iran, while the sandier, desertous terrain to the South is Kuwait. A strip of land belonging to Iraq separates the two countries and gives Iraq access to the gulf.

The border between Iraq and Iran is evidenced by the Shatt al-Arab River (formed by the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers).

South of the Shatt al-Arab’s mouth is the Khawr Abd Allah, an estuary.  To the South of the estuary is  Kuwait Bay, a sheltered harbor and port.

The waters along the shoreline in this region appear full of tan colored sediments, and the entire northern part of the Persian Gulf shows light swirls of greenish phytoplankton.

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