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Indian Ocean Spring

Were it not for satellite ocean color sensors and periodic breaks in cloud cover over the southwestern Indian Ocean, we humans would have little idea of the complex dance of the photosynthesizing phytoplankton that is constantly playing out on that remote stage. This springtime view was collected by Suomi-NPP/VIIRS on October 11, 2019. Click on it to get a broader view of the region.