Laizhou Bay in the Bohai Sea •

Laizhou Bay in the Bohai Sea


Laizhou Bay in the Bohai Sea Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features Laizhou Bay, located on the southern shores of the Bohai Sea off the east coast of mainland China.

The bay is named after the city of Laizhou, which is visible to the east. The Yellow River carries large quantities of sediment to the bay, which makes the water appear turquoise.

The Yellow River rises in the Bayan Har Mountains in Western China and flows through nine provinces before reaching the Laizhou Bay. Each year, the river carries an estimated 1.6 billion tons of silt, most of which ends up in the sea. The Bohai Sea or Bo Sea, also known as Bohai Gulf, Bo Gulf or Pohai Ba is a marginal sea approximately 78,000 km 2 in area which is located just east coast of mainland China.

It is also  the northwestern and innermost extension of the Yellow Sea, therefore it connects to the east of  the Bohai Strait. Also Some of the major rivers draining into the gulf include the Yellow River, Xiaoqing River, Hai River, Luan River, Dai River, Daling River, Xiaoling River, Liao River and Daliao River There are  not many important oil reserves in the vicinity of the gulf, including the Shengli Field. Therefore the Large amounts of sediment that have been carried by the Yellow River as seen you can notice the , discolouration of the waters of the bay and appear turquoise.  Also the chemical industries using brine as raw materials are booming in the southern coast of the Laizhou Bay.

Video Credit: ESA 

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

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