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Maracaibo on Tablazo Strait Near Gulf of Venezuela

10.6N 71.6W

December 30th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Venezuela - December 24th, 2011

Lake Maracaibo (below) is a large brackish bay in Venezuela. It is connected to the Gulf of Venezuela by Tablazo Strait (55km) at the northern end, and fed by numerous rivers, the largest being the Catatumbo. It is commonly considered a lake rather than a bay or lagoon, and at 13,210 km² it would be the largest lake in South America.

While the lake appears mostly sediment-free, tan and green sediments can be seen in the Gulf of Venezuela to the north. It is a gulf of the Caribbean Sea bounded by the Venezuelan states of Zulia and Falcón and by Guajira Department, Colombia. Also of note in the image is the city of Maracaibo, visible as a grey area on the western bank of the Tablazo Strait.

Sediments in the Gulf of Venezuela, Between Colombia and Venezuela

10.6N 71.6W

November 28th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Colombia and Venezuela - November 22nd, 2011

Green sediment- and algae-laden waters seep out of Maracaibo Lake below) and into the Gulf of Venezuela. The two are connected by a 54 km (34 mi) strait.

The Gulf of Venezuela is a gulf of the Caribbean Sea bounded by the Venezuelan states of Zulia and Falcón and by Guajira Department, Colombia. Located in the north of South America, it is situated between Paraguaná Peninsula (right) of the Falcón State in Venezuela and Guajira Peninsula (left) in Colombia.

Gulf of Venezuela and Maracaibo Lake, Venezuela and Colombia

11.5N 71.4W

March 1st, 2011 Category: Lakes

Venezuela - February 13th, 2011

The Gulf of Venezuela is a gulf of the Caribbean Sea bounded by the Venezuelan states of Zulia and Falcón and by Guajira Department, Colombia. A 54 km (34 mi) strait connects it with Maracaibo Lake to the south.

Sediments line the southern shores of the gulf and are particularly dense just west of the Médanos Isthmus (right edge), which connects Paraguaná Peninsula with the rest of Falcón State.

The Gulf of Venezuela and Lake Maracaibo – November 4th, 2009

9.4N 71.4W

November 4th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Venezuela and Colombia - September 30th, 2009

Venezuela and Colombia - September 30th, 2009

Sediments in the Gulf of Venezuela (top center) leave thick light brown sediments by the Paraguaná Peninsula on the east side of the gulf, and greenish sediments on the west side by the Guajira Peninsula.

The Gulf, also known as the Gulf of Coquivacoa, by the Venezuelan states of Zulia and Falcón and the Colombian department (state) of Guajira.

It is connected to Lake Maracaibo, in Venezuela to the south, by the 54 km Tablazo Strait. The lake, appearing silvery here due to sun glint, is large and brackish. It is fed by numerous rivers, the largest being the Catatumbo.

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