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Sediments from Paraguaná Peninsula to Maracaibo Lake Entrance, Venezuela and Colombia

11.5N 71W

January 23rd, 2013 Category: Lakes, Sediments

Venezuela and Colombia – January 6th, 2013

Sediments can be observed in the Gulf of Venezuela, a gulf of the Caribbean Sea bounded by Venezuela and Colombia. A 54 km (34 mi) strait connects it with Maracaibo Lake to the south. Here, brown sediments can be observed south of the Paraguaná Peninsula, in Venezuela (right), and streaming from the Guajira Peninsula, shared by Venezuela and Colombia, to the entrance to Maracaibo Lake.

Gulf of Venezuela, Bounded by Venezuela and Colombia – November 20th, 2012

11.5N 71W

November 20th, 2012 Category: Image of the day

Venezuela and Colombia – November 19th, 2012

The Gulf of Venezuela is a gulf of the Caribbean Sea, in the north of South America. It is located between Paraguaná Peninsula (right) of the Falcón State in Venezuela and Guajira Peninsula (left) in the Guajira Department of Colombia.  A 54 km (34 mi) strait, actually an artificial navigation channel, connects it with Maracaibo Lake to the south (partially visible through the clouds). Although some greenish sediments can be seen in the gulf, it is considerably clear in comparison with past image (click here)

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.

Gulf of Venezuela Between Guajira and Paraguaná Peninsulas – December 25th, 2009

10.6N 71.6W

December 25th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Venezuela - December 16th, 2009

Venezuela - December 16th, 2009

Sediments in the Gulf of Venezuela appear greenish by the Guajira Peninsula, on the west side of the gulf, and brown below the Paraguaná Peninsula, on the east side. The gulf is connected to Lake Maracaibo, in Venezuela to the south, by the 54 km Tablazo Strait. Beneath the partial cloud cover the lake appears greyish blue.

The Paraguaná Peninsula is a peninsula in Venezuela, situated in the north of Falcón state. The island of Aruba lies 27 km to the north. Bonaire and Curaçao are slightly further away. The Paraguaná Peninsula is connected to the rest of the state by a natural isthmus of Médanos.

The Guajira Peninsula, on the other hand, is shared by Colombia and Venezuela. It is the northernmost peninsula in South America and has an area of 25,000 km² (5500 square miles) extending from the Manaure Bay (Colombia) to the Calabozo Ensenada in the Gulf of Venezuela (Venezuela), and from the Caribbean Sea to the Serrania del Perija mountains range. The part of the peninsula furthest to the north is called Punta Gallinas; it is also considered the northernmost part of mainland South America.

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