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IMAGE OF THE DAY
07-27-2021
The Barents Sea transformed by phytoplankton
Today's Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a brilliantly colored phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea. Almost every year in this region - just north of Norway and Russia - phytoplankton blooms appear in satellite images.  Nutrients are abundant and well-mixed in the Barents Sea in the spring and early summer, and these conditions are just right for microscopic phytoplankton called diatoms to thrive. As they multiply and expand, their silica shells and chlorophyll turn the surface waters green. By...
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