Moreton Bay on the Australian coast • Earth.com

Last update: July 7th, 2020 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features Moreton Bay, which is located on the eastern coast of Australia near Brisbane.

Tropical and temperate climates converge in the bay, and a diverse range of animals are supported. 

In particular, Moreton Bay is home to the endangered loggerhead turtle, many species of whales, and up to 25 percent of Australia’s bird species. 

As a popular destination for fishing and tourism, Moreton Bay is one of Queensland’s most important coastal resources.

The image was captured on November 6, 2019 by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8. 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA

 

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