Mapping shoals, reefs and shallow areas

Mapping shoals, reefs and shallow areas

Location: Long Island, Bahamas

Landsat false-color infrared image of Long Island, Bahamas.
Landsat false-color infrared image of Long Island, Bahamas. Image courtesy of EOSAT.

The red colors in this Landsat false-color infrared composite image of Long Island, Bahamas, give us an indication of its lush vegetation. The different shades of blue, west of the island represent varying water depths in a very shallow area.
Landsat 7 imagery has been used to map the world’s coral reefs.

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