Image courtesy the SeaWiFS Project,
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
This Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS) image captured on August 20, 2003, over the Canadian maritime provinces shows a large band of smoke presumably from the forest fires burning farther to the west. Phytoplankton color the water along the eastern edge of the Grand Banks (bottom right) bright aquamarine while the communities in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (center) give the water darker, greener tones.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.