Phytoplankton bloom in the Norwegian Sea •

Last update: May 28th, 2020 at 9:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at a phytoplankton bloom in the Norwegian Sea.

This image was captured on July 23, 2017 by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on board NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite.

This type of phytoplankton bloom is common during the summer, when water temperatures begin to warm and the longer days mean more sunlight for algae to photosynthesize and develop.

The Norwegian Sea is located just northwest of Norway, between the Green Sea and the North Sea.

By Rory Arnold, Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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