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This Flock 1 image, acquired on 1 October 2015, shows dynamic sandbanks fanning out from the South Passage, a narrow channel between Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island in Australia.

The South Passage leads into Moreton Bay on the eastern coast of Australia, and the sandbanks which stand out so clearly in this image can pose a hazard to small vessels, which are susceptible to the varying tide and shifting sand.

At the northern tip of North Stradbroke Island the town of Amity Point can be seen. It is a small town with less than 500 people, and once served as the pilot station for the area due to its location close to the channel.

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Credit: Planet Labs Inc. 2015 - Additional editing and text by the eoPortal team

South Passage


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