16 Apr '11, 10pm

Islands off the Croatian Coast via @BreakingScience

Along the coast of Croatia lies a multitude of islands of varying shapes and sizes. Archaeological finds indicate that some of the islands have been inhabited since the Stone Age and have supported trade routes since the sixth century BC. Increasingly popular as tourist destinations now, the islands rest atop a collision zone of tectonic plates. The tectonic activity contributes to the continuing growth of the islands. The Enhanced Thematic Mapper (ETM) on NASA’s Landsat 7 satellite captured this natural-color image on October 2, 2002. This picture shows some of the Croatian Islands in the Adriatic Sea. One of the larger Dalmatian Islands is Pag. Running mostly northwest to southeast, the island has an uneven coastline and sharply contrasting land surfaces. Rocky ground covers most of Pag, but macchia —Mediterranean shrubland—dominates in some areas. The island receives en...

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