SeaWiFS: Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of California

SeaWiFS: Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of California
  • Credit:

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

This SeaWiFS image from October 6, 2001 shows a phytoplankton bloom in progress around the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico. At the bottom center of the full-resolution image, a vortex street is visible in the clouds to the southwest of Socorro Island.

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  • Data Date:

    October 6, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    October 6, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

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