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Noctiluca scintillans in the Gulf of Oman

Blooms of the mixotrophic dinoflagellate, Noctiluca scintillans, have been reported along the coast of Oman. This image collected on February 15, 2019 by the European Space Agency's Sentinel-2B spacecraft shows that the slick-forming blooms extend well offshore into the Gulf of Oman. Ship wakes can be seen as darker linear paths that cut through the surface accumulations.

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