South Africa Phytoplankton

South Africa Phytoplankton
  • Credit:

    Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

SeaWiFS captured this view of a long straight phytoplankton bloom extending from the southern tip of Africa. A few smoke plumes are barely visible just to the east of Cape Town.

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  • Data Date:

    March 28, 1999
  • Visualization Date:

    March 28, 1999
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration