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Sediments in the Bohai Sea, China

April 26th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

China - March 18th, 2009

China - March 18th, 2009

The Yangtze River clouds the East China Sea with thick brown sediments. The concentration of sediments is greatest to the south, nearest to the Yangtze River Delta.

Further up the coast, towards the center of the image, the Shandong Peninsula is also ringed by silt, although its coast is slightly clearer.

Above the peninsula, the waters become much cloudier once again, with a strong presence of sediments in the Bohai Sea.

North of the Shandong Peninsula, above the Bohai Sea, another peninsula is visible although partially covered by clouds. This is the Liaodong Peninsula, situated at the north of the Yellow Sea, between the Bohai Sea to the west and the Korea Bay to the east.

It forms the southern part of a mountain belt that continues northward in the Changbai Mountains. The part of the mountain range on the peninsula is known as the Qian Mountains.

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