Dark phytoplankton blooms off the coast of Brazil

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at dark phytoplankton blooms off the coast of Brazil.

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Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at dark phytoplankton blooms off the coast of Brazil.

According to researchers at the University of São Paulo, the dark blooms are a result of high concentrations of dinoflagellates. The blooms span a total distance of roughly 60 miles along the coast of São Paulo, Brazil.

This image was captured by by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) onboard the Landsat 8 satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory