Hammerhead-shaped peninsula on the Makran Coast • Earth.com

Last update: September 20th, 2019 at 2:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the port city of Ormara on a hammerhead-shaped peninsula.

Located in the Makran coastal region of Pakistan, Ormara was once an island. Over time, wave action and drifting sand connected the island to the mainland. 

The Makran Coast has a productive fishing industry, with somewhere between 8,000 and 10,000 small fishing boats operating in the region. 

According to a recent study, the Arabian Sea has some of the most threatened populations of sharks, rays, and chimaeras in the world.

This image was captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on February 15, 2019.

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By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

 

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