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Convergence Zone over the Patagonian Shelf
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The bright waters off the east coast of Argentina mark the convergence of the Malvinas and Brazil Currents. The interaction of the two currents brings nutrients from the dark ocean depths to the sunlit surface, resulting in dense blooms of phytoplankton, especially in the spring and early summer.
The Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) imaged the area on November 29, 2001.