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Bloom in the Barents Sea

A large phytoplankton bloom spread across the Barents Sea, north of Scandinavia, in mid-August 2011.
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.

Published Sep 15, 2011

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Bloom in the Barents Sea
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Bloom in the Barents Sea

MODIS caught a clear view of an explosion of phytoplankton—a rare treat since the Barents Sea is cloud-covered roughly 80 percent of the summer.

Published Aug 18, 2011

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