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Phytoplankton off the Coast of Washington State

Phytoplankton off the Coast of Washington State

Clear weather over the Pacific Northwest yesterday gave the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) a good view of this mountain region of the United States. Also, there are several phytoplankton blooms visible offshore. The white areas hugging the California coastline toward the bottom of the image are low-level stratus clouds. SeaWiFS acquired this true-color scene on October 3, 2001.

Image courtesy the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE