Ocean Color Image Gallery


Central California Coastal Blooms

Landsat 8 captured this view of phytoplankton blooming along the central California coast on September 24, 2019. The region has been subjected to troubling, unusual conditions in recent years.

Click on the above view of San Francisco to get a larger version that also shows blooms in Monterey Bay, or view a broader region as imaged by Aqua/MODIS a few hours after the above image was collected.