Bloom in Sea of Okhotsk

Bloom in Sea of Okhotsk
  • Credit:

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

As in many other northern waters this time of year, the primary producers in the Sea of Okhotsk are turning the water green as can be seen in this SeaWiFS image. The color of the sea surface is somewhat obscured along the eastern side of the sea by what appears to be some sort of aerosol cloud that roughly parallels the western edge of the Kamchatka Peninsula.

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  • Data Date:

    May 31, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    May 31, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

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