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Submesoscale Variability in and around the Bay of Biscay

As the North Atlantic spring bloom kicks into high gear, the multiplying phytoplankton color the water as they are moved around by its turbulent mesoscale and submesoscale currents. The above JPSS1/(NOAA 20)/VIIRS image was collected on March 28, 2019. Click on it to get a larger version.