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IMAGE OF THE DAY
12-04-2022
Plankton colors provide information about ocean health
Today's Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a phytoplankton bloom off the coast of Argentina, which became visible in satellite images as summer approached in the southern hemisphere. “The color of the ocean provides us with important information about phytoplankton, the health of the ocean, and the global climate,” said Ivona Cetinić, the science lead of ocean biogeochemistry for an upcoming NASA satellite called the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, Ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission. Cetinić said that the color of the swirls...
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