Grenen, the place where two seas meet

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Publié le 10 février 2022

Grenen is the northernmost point of Denmark. This area is protected as a Natura 2000 site under the EU's Habitats Directive, as it is an important migration site for a wide range of bird species.

The Grenen area is characterised by a continuously forming double-banked dune system. Two seas meet along the local coast: the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. The collision of the currents of the two seas results in beautiful swirls, such as those visible in the image, captured by one of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites on 8 February 2022.

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