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Phytoplankton Around the Kamchatka Peninsula

The northwestern Pacific Ocean is stirred by many eddies around the Kamchatka Peninsula. The twists and turns of the moving water are revealed by the phytoplankton that live there. The above Aqua/MODIS image was collected on May 8, 2018 during the spring bloom. Click on it to get a larger version.

The Kamchatka Peninsula apparently also happens to lie at one end of the longest straight path over Earth's ocean.