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Capricorn Channel

This is the season for Trichodesmium blooms along the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. This Landsat 8 image collected on August 17, 2019 shows long, linear, yellowish features in the Capricorn Channel and along the coastline that are most likely slicks of those nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria. Click on the above image for a much larger version of the surrounding region. You may also view the corresponding Landsat 8 view from September 2, 2019.