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Northwest Arabian Sea

The above Suomi-NPP/VIIRS image of the northwestern Arabian Sea was collected on May 3, 2019. Around the same time, the dinoflagellate, Noctiluca scintillans, was reported all along the Indian coast (beyond the right edge of this image), and large accumulations of jellyfish (known to feed on Noctiluca) were observed along the coast of Oman, so it is probable that the blooms shown here are also — at least, in part — made up of Noctiluca.

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