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Phytoplankton off South African Coast

Phytoplankton off South African Coast

A phytoplankton bloom originally imaged on April 10, 2003, was still ongoing as of April 14. This Aqua MODIS image shows fires (marked with red dots) in South Africa’s Western Cape and a colorful bloom in the waters of the Atlantic off shore.

Image courtesy Jesse Allen, based on data from the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC