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Guinea-Bissau

A false-color satellite image of the Guinea-Bissau coastline shows numerous offshore islands, part of the Bissagos Islands. Plains and Guinean mangroves, various kinds of trees and shrubs adapted to thrive in the saline coastal sediment habitats, dominate the coastline of Guinea-Bissau. In the shallow waters, silt – carried into the Atlantic Ocean by the Geba and other rivers – is deposited in various complex patterns. Image courtesy of USGS.