Phytoplankton blooms off the coast of Spain

Today’s Image of the Day comes courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at phytoplankton blooms off the coast of Spain.

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Today’s Image of the Day comes courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at phytoplankton blooms off the coast of Spain.

The image of composed of data collected by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on Suomi NPP, and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.

The patterns of the phytoplankton bloom take their shape from the water flow. The currents off the coast of Spain and through the Strait of Gibraltar can be notoriously turbulent.  

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com

Source: NASA Earth Observatory