Plankton bloom turns Washington’s Hood Canal a Caribbean blue • Earth.com

Last update: September 17th, 2019 at 12:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at a plankton bloom in Washington’s Hood Canal.

The plankton bloom flourished so much that it turned the waters of the Hood Canal, located in the Pacific Northwest, into a blueish green that more closely resembles the waters of the Caribbean Sea.

The Hood Canal is a fjord that extends off of Puget Sound. It measures 213 miles in length and 1.5 miles in width, with an average depth of 177 feet.

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

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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