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The Barents Sea Abloom
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The Barents Sea Abloom

In July 2016, phytoplankton in the Barents Sea turned the surface waters milky blue.

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A Bloom in the Barents Sea
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A Bloom in the Barents Sea

Acquired August 24, 2012, this natural-color image shows a profusion of peacock hues created by a phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea.

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Bloom in the Barents Sea
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Bloom in the Barents Sea

Blooming plankton made swirls of green and blue to color the Barents Sea on August 14, 2011.

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Dueling Blooms
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Dueling Blooms

Satellite imagers captured the transition from one blooming phytoplankton genus to another in the Barents Sea in the summer of 2014.

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Summer Blooms in the Baltic and Barents
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Summer Blooms in the Baltic and Barents

Phytoplankton and blue-green algae blooms off of Scandinavia seem to be particularly intense this summer.

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Churning in the Chukchi Sea
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Churning in the Chukchi Sea

The waters off of the Alaskan coast usually come alive each spring with colorful swirls of phytoplankton.

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Spring Color in the North Sea
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Spring Color in the North Sea

Phytoplankton are usually most abundant in this area when spring melting and runoff freshen the water and add nutrients just as sunlight is increasing.

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Bloom in the Bering Sea
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Bloom in the Bering Sea

Changing conditions in the waters near Alaska promotes late summer phytoplankton growth.

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Blooms in the Sea of Marmara
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Blooms in the Sea of Marmara

Freshened surface water and abundant nutrients lead to an explosion of algae in the inland sea.

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Phytoplankton Bloom in the Arabian Sea
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Phytoplankton Bloom in the Arabian Sea

Phytoplankton swirled across the Arabian Sea on February 18, 2010, drawn into thin green ribbons by turbulent eddies.

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The North Sea Abloom
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The North Sea Abloom

Early summer water conditions provide fertile territory for phytoplankton blooms.

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Bloom in the Barents Sea
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Bloom in the Barents Sea

Acquired September 10, 2011, this natural-color image shows a persistent phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea.

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 Barents Sea in Bloom
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Barents Sea in Bloom

This image of the summer phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea off the northwesternmost corner of Russia was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on August 19, 2009. The milky-blue color that dominates the bloom suggests that it contains large numbers of phytoplankton called coccolithophores.

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Phytoplankton Bloom in the Barents Sea
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Phytoplankton Bloom in the Barents Sea

Phytoplankton are tiny plant-like organisms that are the foundation of the ocean food web. Like plants, they contain chlorophyll and other pigments that they use to harvest sunlight for photosynthesis. In northern waters, these organisms are starved for sunlight much of the year, but during the summer months, they explode in colorful blooms such as this one.

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Bloom in the Black Sea
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Bloom in the Black Sea

Phytoplankton and stirred up sediments deliver a splash of spring color to the Black Sea.

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