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The Dead Sea
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The Dead Sea

The lake between Israel and Jordan provides a bounty of salt and of history.

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Blooms in the Sea of Marmara
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Blooms in the Sea of Marmara

Freshened surface water and abundant nutrients lead to an explosion of algae in the inland sea.

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Dalmatian Coastline near Split, Croatia
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Dalmatian Coastline near Split, Croatia

This astronaut photo from April 9, 2009, shows the Dalmatian coastline of the Adriatic Sea around Split, Croatia.

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Plume over the Caspian Sea
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Plume over the Caspian Sea

A hazy plume drifted over the northern end of the Caspian Sea in early April 2008. The translucent plume swirling over the water contrasts with the nearby opaque white clouds. The plume might result partly from smoke from springtime agricultural fires in farmland north of the sea.

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Sor Kaydak, Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan
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Sor Kaydak, Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan

Salt and algae color the landscape and water around this marsh that lies below global sea level.

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Boom-and-Bust Water Supplies in Southeast Australia
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Boom-and-Bust Water Supplies in Southeast Australia

New maps show the fluctuating river and lake levels in the Murray-Darling Basin.

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Aral Sea 2011
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Aral Sea 2011

Once the world’s fourth largest lake, the rapidly shrinking Aral Sea has fragmented into four bodies of water. The Southern Aral Sea and Tsche-Bas Gulf show the most dramatic change in 2011.

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Ice on the Caspian Sea
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Ice on the Caspian Sea

Multiple factors likely contribute to the formation of ice on the northern Caspian Sea.

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Salton Sea
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Salton Sea

Dividing up water resources in southern California is always a controversial activity. Water allocations for the agriculture in the Imperial Valley, the Salton Sea, and the expanding urban and residential growth in San Diego County were in limbo until a recent agreement was drafted, allowing San Diego to buy conserved Colorado River water from the Imperial Valley. This astronaut photograph details an algal bloom in the Salton Sea, where such blooms continue to be a problem. They are caused by high concentrations of nutrients, especially nitrogen and phosphorous, that drain into the basin from the agricultural run-off. As the algae dies and decomposes, oxygen levels in the sea drop, causing fish kills and hazardous conditions for other wildlife.

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