SeaWiFS: Tasman Sea Bloom

SeaWiFS: Tasman Sea Bloom
  • Credit:

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

It's about midway through spring in the southern hemisphere. Yesterday, the Orbview-2 satellite transmitted this SeaWiFS image of a multihued phytoplankton bloom off the northwest coast of New Zealand's South Island.

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  • Data Date:

    November 5, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    November 6, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

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