NASA's OceanColor Web is supported by the Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Our responsibilities include the collection, processing, calibration, validation, archive and distribution of ocean-related products from a large number of operational, satellite-based remote-sensing missions providing ocean color, sea surface temperature and sea surface salinity data to the international research community since 1996.

Ocean Color Feature

Gulf of Aden

This Aqua/MODIS scene of the Gulf of Aden on the western end of the Arabian Sea, shows populations of phytoplankton carried along by the turbulent surface currents that are common in this region. This particular scene was collected on February 12, 2018, but the Gulf supports phytoplankton blooms during other seasons of the year as well.

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