NASA Photo ID: STS054-86-001       File Name: 10065480.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 01/19/93
  Title: Cape Baleia, Caravelas, Brazil
  Description:
  Cape Baleia (17.5N, 39.0W), on the north central coast of Brazil
  illustrates   a good example of multiple coastal sand spits.  Over a
  several thousand year   time period, shifting regimes of wave and current
  patterns have piled up sand  onto a series of beach ridges and tidal
  lagoons.  Offshore, several prominent  reefs and sandbanks can be seen
  paralleling the coast.  The largest is the    Recife da Pedra Grande (Big
  Rocks Reef).                 
  Subject terms:
  AGRICULTURE                             
  ATLANTIC OCEAN                          
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  OCEANS                                  
  REEFS                                   
  RIVERS                                  
  SEDIMENTS                               
  STS-54                                  
  

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