Phytoplankton bloom in the Bay of Biscay and off the coast of Brittany, France

Phytoplankton bloom in the Bay of Biscay and off the coast of Brittany, France
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA/GSFC

This MODIS true-color image of France and a small strip of Spain shows the characteristic blue-green swirls of phytoplankton blooming in the Bay of Biscay, as well as another bloom, mostly obscured by clouds, to the east of Brittany in the upper left corner of the image.

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  • Data Date:

    May 28, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    May 28, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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