Astronaut Sergey Ryazansky captured from ISS Mississippi River Delta.

Credit: Sergey Ryazansky, Roscosmos

The Mississippi River Delta region is part of the Louisiana coastal plain, one of the largest areas of coastal wetlands in the U.S. that stretches to the Gulf of Mexico on the southeastern coast of Louisiana. Consisting of natural levees, barrier islands, forests, swamps, and fresh, brackish and saline marshes, the 10,000km2 region is home to complex ecosystems and habitats that are necessary for sustaining its unique and vibrant nature. The Delta has a strong economy which relies heavily on tourism and recreational activities such as fishing, hunting and wildlife watching as well as commercial fishing, oil, gas, and shipping industries.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.


Reference: Sergey Ryazansky’s Tweet
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