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The Sea of Azov and the Black Sea

The Sea of Azov and the Black Sea

The Sea of Azov (top) is relatively shallow while the Black Sea (bottom) is quite deep. This partly accounts forthe difference in color of the two water bodies. Both seas have experienced varying levels of eutrophication over the past several decades which have largely been driven by elevated nutrient inputs from surrounding watersheds.

The Aqua-MODIS data used to create the above image were collected on March 10, 2015. A 9-megabyte version is also available.


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