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Red Terrain Across Western Australia to Shark Bay

27.1S 115.1E

October 15th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Australia - September 5th, 2010

Most of the western part of Australia appears rusty red in color and quite arid, although the presence of vegetation increases as one moves southwards.

Notable features along the western coastline include the Shark Bay World Heritage Site. It is located below the center of the shoreline and contains several peninsulas and islands, the largest of which are Peron Peninsula (east) and Dirk Hartog Island (west).

The bay itself, in which some greenish algae or sediments can be seen, covers an area of 10,000 kmĀ², with an average depth of 10 metres.

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