Phytoplankton blooms in the southern Atlantic Ocean • Earth.com

Last update: October 15th, 2019 at 1:07 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at blue and green phytoplankton blooms in the southern Atlantic Ocean right by the Falkland Islands.

To give some perspective of scale, these blooms measured hundreds of kilometers in length.

This natural-color image was captured by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on board the Suomi NPP satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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