Astronaut Ricky Arnold captured from ISS Persian Gulf/Arabian Gulf of the Middle East.

Credit: Ricky Arnold, NASA

The Persian Gulf or Arabian Gulf is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia. The body of water is an extension of the Indian Ocean through the Strait of Hormuz and lies between Iran to the northeast and the Arabian Peninsula to the southwest. The gulf has many fishing grounds, extensive reefs (mostly rocky, but also coral), and abundant pearl oysters, but its ecology has been damaged by industrialization and oil spills. The Persian Gulf and its coastal areas are the world’s largest single source of crude oil,[citation needed] and related industries dominate the region.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

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