Phytoplankton bloom west and south of Ireland
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Phytoplankton blooms are apparent as blue-green swirls to the west and south of Ireland (center)in the true-color MODIS image made from data collected on May 22, 2001. To the right is the United Kingdom, which encompasses Scotland in the north, England to the south, and Wales, along the left-center margin of the island. Also visible is the apparent heavy sediment in the Bristol Bay, southeast of center. Bristol Bay separates Southern Wales from Great Britain.