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Productive Bering Sea

Springtime in the Bering Sea brings dwindling sea ice and increased phytoplankton production. As climate warms such productivity may contribute to oxygen depletion in these waters.

The above image is a composite of Aqua/MODIS data collected over two days in May of 2021 (28 and 29 on the Alaska side and 29 and 30 on the Russia side). Click on it to get a larger version.