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Eddies in the Strait of Hormuz

The above view of phytoplankton-highlighted eddies in the Strait of Hormuz was collected by Landsat 8 on October 16, 2019. Musandam, Oman is on the left (west) and Iran is on the right (east). Click on the image to get a much larger (42 megabyte) version that includes part of the Gulf of Oman. Suomi-NPP/VIIRS collected a broader view of the region a few hours later.