The Gulf of Kachchh from space Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency takes a look at lthe Gulf of Kachchh, which is an inlet of the Arabian Sea along the west coast of India.
The Gulf of Kutch divides the Kutch and the Kathiawar peninsulas in the state of Gujarat, the largest salt producing state in India.
The Gulf is known for its extreme daily tides that often inundate the lower lying areas, including creeks and wetlands. The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Gulf of Kutch – also known as the Gulf of Kachchh – an inlet of the Arabian Sea, along the west coast of India. Zoom in to see this image at its full resolution. The Gulf of Kutch divides the Kutch and the Kathiawar peninsula regions in the state of Gujarat.
The Gulf of Kutch has several ports including Okha (at the entrance of the gulf), Māndvi, Bedi, and Kandla. Kandla, visible on the northern peninsula in the left of the image, is one of the largest ports in India by volume of cargo handled. The gulf is rich in marine biodiversity. The Gulf of Kachchh from space lies in south and the Great Rann of Kutch is located in north of the gulf. The first coral garden will be set up near Mithapur in the Gulf of Kutch.
The Gulf of Kutch divides the Kutch and the Kathiawar peninsula regions in the state of Gujarat. Reaching eastward for around 150 km, the gulf varies in width from approximately 15 to 65 km. The area is renowned for extreme daily tides which often cover the lower lying areas – comprising networks of creeks, wetlands and alluvial tidal flats in the interior region.
Video Credit: ESA
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer