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Sediments and Phytoplankton Trail by Rio de la Plata Estuary – July 7th, 2012

35.9S 57.3W

July 7th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Rivers, Sediments

Argentina – July 5th, 2012

Dark tan sediments from the Uruguay and Paraná Rivers fill the Rio de la Plata Estuary; darker tan sediments can also be observed lining Samborombón Bay, the crescent-shaped bay to the southeast. A greenish trail is also visible in the Atlantic in an almost diagonal line from the shores of Buenos Aires province, due northeast, towards Uruguay. This trail is likely caused by sediments and phytoplankton growth around them, as they are rich in nutrients.

Sediments from Bahía Blanca to Samborombón Bay, Argentina

38.1S 57.9W

May 14th, 2012 Category: Sediments

Argentina - May 13th, 2012

Sediments can be seen along part of the coastline of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. They are particularly dense by Bahía Blanca (center left edge), where the Naposta Stream flows past Bermejo Island and Trinidad Island, into the Atlantic Ocean. While the central part of the coastline shows fewer sediments, another dense load is visible in the lower part of Samborombón Bay, at the end of the Rio de la Plata Estuary, in the upper right corner. There, the sediments appear darker in color than those by Bahía Blanca.

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

34.8S 56.1W

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.

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