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The Benguela Upwelling Ecosystem

The Benguela Upwelling Ecosystem

Phytoplankton thrive in the nutrient-replete waters of Africa's Benguela upwelling ecosystem — supporting a rich panoply of marine life from snails to whales. The upwelling that drives this productivity appears to be changing in response to climate variability.

The above Aqua/MODIS image was collected on September 2, 2017. Click on it to get a larger version.