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P'yagin Peninsula

Phytoplankton flourish in the northern Sea of Okhotsk around Russia's P'yagin Peninsula on June 14, 2021 as seen in the above Landsat 8 image. Some sea ice lingers in the vicinity of the peninsula. Researchers studying the southern end of this same sea propose mechanisms by which sea ice may enhance the spring bloom.

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