Water

La Niña Times Three
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La Niña Times Three

Three consecutive years of La Niña conditions in the eastern Pacific Ocean make this a rare “triple dip” event.

Published Dec 8, 2022

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Breathing Life into the Ocean
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Breathing Life into the Ocean

Almost all life in the ocean depends on tiny photosynthetic organisms known as phytoplankton.

Published Dec 3, 2022

Image of the Day Atmosphere Life Water Remote Sensing

Phytoplankton May Be Abundant Under Antarctic Sea Ice
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Phytoplankton May Be Abundant Under Antarctic Sea Ice

New evidence shows that a sufficient amount of daylight penetrates the ice to sustain blooms of floating, plant-like organisms.

Published Nov 29, 2022

Image of the Day Life Water Snow and Ice Remote Sensing

Hudson Bay’s Nastapoka Arc
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Hudson Bay’s Nastapoka Arc

The origin of this nearly perfectly curved shoreline, a feature not often found in nature, has prompted an ongoing geologic debate.

Published Nov 28, 2022

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Wetlands of Adair Bay
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Wetlands of Adair Bay

The estuary system marks the transition between the Great Altar Desert in northwestern Mexico and the Gulf of California.

Published Nov 27, 2022

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