Southern Spring Sees Phytoplankton Blooms

Southern Spring Sees Phytoplankton Blooms

As a reminder that spring is relative depending on Earth's hemisphere, phytoplankton blooms, which were especially troublesome in the northern hemisphere's 2015 spring, have now been spotted via satellite in the southern hemisphere's spring.

Phytoplankton Bloom Found in the Bering Sea

Phytoplankton Bloom Found in the Bering Sea

The Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8 captured this view of a phytoplankton bloom near Alaska's Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea on Sept. 22, 2014. The water's milky green and light blue shading indicates the presence of vast populations of microscopic phytoplankton.

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