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Southwest Atlantic

Southwest Atlantic

To the southeast of the Rio de la Plata — flanked by the grayish human population centers of Buenos Aires and Montevideo — float much larger populations of phytoplankton borne along by the currents and eddies of this dynamic region of the southwestern Atlantic Ocean.

Click on the above Aqua MODIS image collected on September 6, 2015 to download a larger version of the image.