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Phytoplankton Bloom Around New Zealand

Phytoplankton Bloom Around New Zealand

A large phytoplankton bloom brightened the water around New Zealand on April 7, 2002. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra satellite.

Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC