Groovy phytoplankton blooms in Lake Pontchartrain • Earth.com

Last update: December 8th, 2019 at 7:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at phytoplankton blooms in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain.

Phytoplankton blooms typically develop when there is a perfect storm of sunlight and nutrients mixed with a nice long stint of warm weather and gentle winds.

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

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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