Sivash, Crimean Peninsula

Image captured on 28 June 2020, by the MODIS instrument, on board the Aqua satellite.

Sivash, Crimean Peninsula on 28 June 2020 (Aqua/MODIS)

True color corrected reflectance image of the Sivash, Crimean Peninsula. The image was acquired on 28 June 2020 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument, on board the Aqua satellite. The Sivash are a network of shallow lagoons, the deepest being no more than 3 meters deep. In the summer months, the warm waters give off a smell, giving them the nickname of "Putrid Sea" or "Rotten Sea". Some of the lagoons are different colors due to the salt tolerant algae in the water, with the pink lagoons being most visible in the image above.

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