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SST and Chlorophyll

SST and Chlorophyll

sst off Western Australia

chlorophyll concentration off Western Australia

Sea surface temperature (top panel) and chlorophyll concentration (bottom panel) are often correlated in the ocean... except when they are not. See examples of both cases in the above images of the Leeuwin Current region off of Western Australia on June 6, 2014. (Clicking on either panel will get you a larger version with a color scale.)