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Caspian Sea

The image depicts a northeast coastline of the Caspian Sea, the largest landlocked body of water in the world, with a surface area of 371,000 km² – larger than the state of Mato Grosso do Sul.

The green water in this image indicates an algal bloom caused by high levels of phosphorus in the water – found in fertilizers, detergents and unfiltered sewage – which  deplete their supply of oxygen and reduce aquatic life.

In the lower part, the mineral-rich land of the Mangistau region of Kazakhstan is visible. With large reserves of fossil fuels and an abundant supply of other minerals and metals, the region is often referred to as Kazakhstan's "treasure peninsula".

Image taken in

September 26, 2012


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