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Sediments in Rio de la Plata Estuary and Samborombón Bay, Argentina – May 4th, 2012

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May 4th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Rivers, Sediments

Argentina - April 15th, 2012

Opaque tan sediments color the waters of the Rio de la Plata Estuary, stretching between Argentina (below) and Uruguay (above). The city of Buenos Aires can be observed on the southern shores of the estuary, while Montevideo can be observed on the northern shores. Both cities appear as grey areas against the surrounding green terrain.

Slightly darked sediments also frame the shores of Samborombón Bay, located at the Rio de la Plata’s mouth, about 160 kilometres (99 mi) southeast of Buenos Aires. The bay receives the Salado and Samborombón Rivers. As the sediments from these rivers and the Rio de la Plata diffuse into the Atlantic Ocean, they become greenish in color. Further offshore, however, near the right edge of the image, is a green stain caused by phytoplankton growth.

Río de la Plata, Samborombón Bay and Montevideo – May 2nd, 2009

May 2nd, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Rio de la Plata and Montevideo - April 5th, 2009

Rio de la Plata and Montevideo - April 5th, 2009

The Río de la Plata spills its usual heavy discharge of sediments from the Uruguay and Paraná Rivers into the Atlantic Ocean.

Samborombón Bay is visible in the lower part of the image, at the outlet of the Río de la Plata in Argentina. It is located 160 km (100 miles) southeast of Buenos Aires city.

The bay is 135 km (85 miles) long and stretches from Point Piedras to Point Norte, starting point of Cape San Antonio. The bay receives the Salado and Samborombón rivers, as well as other minor streams.

To the north, in the upper right quadrant, the city of Montevideo stands out as a grey area on the coast of Uruguay. Montevideo is the country’s largest city, capital and chief port. It is also the only city in the Uruguay with a population over 1,000,000.

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