Lagoa dos Patos #2890


#2890 Lagoa dos Patos by JVPD
The "Lagoa dos Patos", in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, translates to "the Duck Lagoon". It was named by 16th century Jesuit settlers, who asked the King of Spain to grant them title to the lagoon so that they could breed ducks. The King consented, but revoked his edict when he discovered that the "duck-pond" (measuring about 14,000 square kilometers) was one of the largest lagoonal systems in the world.

Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team [0003-0701-0214-5918] by 0003

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brazil, geography, jpl, lagoa dos patos, lagoon, nasa, rio grande do sul, the duck lagoon