Bissagos Islands#

Bissagos Islands
Image courtesy of USGS., under PD
A false-color satellite image of the Guinea-Bissau coastline shows numerous offshore islands, part of the Bissagos Islands 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.