Sandy Hook

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Sandy Hook

The Landsat 8 satellite captured this image over Sandy Hook, New Jersey.  Sandy Hook is a barrier spit (white arrow), that extends into the Atlantic Ocean from the northern end of the Jersey Shore. To the west is Sandy Hook Bay and Leonardo Piers (yellow arrow). Resembling a pitchfork, Leonardo Piers is a U. S. Navy facility.

Sandy Hook’s landscape is a combination of sand dunes, beaches, coastal woodland, salt marshes, and holly forests. This environment creates a pleasant passageway for the 300 bird species that fly through. The oldest continuously operating lighthouse (red dot) in the United States is located there too.

Image Number: WEB15729-2017
Jesse Allen, USGS

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