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Southern Ocean Phytoplankton Blooms

Southern Ocean Phytoplankton Blooms

Clouds and ice part over the portion of the Southern Ocean that is due south of eastern Africa and just north of Lützow-Holm Bay, Antarctica to reveal thick blooms of phytoplankton photosynthesizing in the sun.

This Aqua-MODIS image was collected on December 19, 2016. Click on the image above to retrieve a larger version.


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