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Cambridge Gulf and estuary in Western Australia

At least five major rivers, and many smaller flows, empty into the estuary at Cambridge Gulf on the northern shore of Western Australia. This image is a composite taken from the Landsat 8 satellite. The water, land, and estuary flows were separated out, enhanced to highlight concentrations of nutrients and vegetation, and reassembled.

Cambridge Gulf is a gulf on the north coast of Western Australia. Many rivers flow into the gulf including the Ord River, Pentecost River, Durack River, King River and the Forrest River, making the environment an estuarine one.