Phytoplankton bloom in the Baltic Sea
Image courtesy the SeaWiFS Project,
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
A large phytoplankton bloom was spreading in the Baltic Sea last week,
coloring its surface waters turquoise. This Sea-viewing Wide
Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) image taken July 3, 2001, shows the
extent of the bloom. (Click to learn more about phytoplankton.)
Many European countries border the Baltic Sea, including Sweden and
Finland to the north; Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to the east; Poland
and Germany to the south; and Denmark to the west.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.