Mangroves dying off along the Australian coast • Earth.com

Last update: August 6th, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at mangroves dying off along the northern coast of Australia along the Gulf of Carpentaria. Mangroves dying off along the Australian coast

According to satellite data, more than 27 square miles of mangroves have dried up since 2014 due to unusually high temperatures. Mangroves dying off along the Australian coast is causing it to look different.

This image was captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on board the Landsat 8 satellite.

The Gold Coast is a coastal city in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately 66 kilometres (41 mi) south-southeast of the state capital Brisbane and immediately north of the border with New South Wales. With a estimated population of 679,127, at June 2018 (including 76,779 in the adjacent Tweed Valley of New South Wales), the Gold Coast is the sixth-largest city in Australia, making it the largest non-capital city, and Queensland’s second-largest city.

Gold Coast is a major tourist destination with its sunny subtropical climate and has become widely known for its surfing beaches, high-rise dominated skyline, theme parks, nightlife, and rainforest hinterland. The city is part of the nation’s entertainment industry with television productions and a major film industry. The city hosted the 21st Commonwealth Games which ran from 4 to 15 April 2018.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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