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Beaufort Sea Swirls

Sediment and nutrients and colored dissolved organic matter from the Mackenzie River (out of the image farther to the east) mix with the waters of the Beaufort Sea just north of Canada's Yukon Territory. Phytoplankton lend their green hues to the swirling blue and brown waters.

This Landsat 8 scene was collected on September 9, 2019. Click on it to get a larger version.