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Norwegian Sea

Norwegian Sea

High phytoplankton productivity helps make today's Norwegian Sea a carbon dioxide sink. Analyses of boron isotopes in fossil foraminifera tests from that part of the world hint that the sea may have occasionally become a CO2 source during the last 135 thousand years.

The above Aqua/MODIS and Suomi-NPP/VIIRS composite image was generated from data collected on June 12, 2017. Click on it to get a larger version.