SeaWiFS: Phytoplankton Bloom in the Celtic Sea
Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
SeaWiFS provided a cloud-free view of a large phytoplankton bloom in the Celtic Sea in this image captured on May 21, 2001. The brightness of the water suggests that this may be a coccolithophore bloom. The bloom, which looks a bit like a stylized "F" and "e" tipped over backwards, covers an area roughly 35,000 square kilometers (approximately 13,000 square miles).