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Winter Blooms in the Arabian Sea

Winter Blooms in the Arabian Sea

Phytoplankton communities were blooming in the Arabian Sea on February 3, 2016 as can be seen in this Aqua-MODIS scene. Outbreaks of Noctiluca scintillans in recent years are a disturbing symptom of a changing ecosystem in the northern Indian Ocean and are likely responsible for many of the water features in this image.


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