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The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this natural-color image of a phytoplankton bloom off of New Zealand’s South Island on November 13, 2017.
NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Mike Carlowicz.
Phytoplankton bloomed in springtime waters off of South Island.
Acquired September 10, 2011, this natural-color image shows a persistent phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea.
The swirls of turquoise and green map out a large phytoplankton bloom along the shores of New Zealand’s South Island in this image from February 20, 2011.
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