Spring phytoplankton blooms in the North Sea • Earth.com

Last update: January 25th, 2020 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at spring phytoplankton blooms in the North Sea.

Phytoplankton blooms are especially common this time of year due to warmer waters, increased amounts of sunlight, and higher levels of nutrients in the water.

This image was captured on May 6, 2018 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board the Aqua satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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