Phytoplankton bloom all along the coast of Southeast United States

Phytoplankton bloom all along the coast of Southeast United States
  • Credit:

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

All along the eastern and southern coasts of the United States, marine plants seem impervious to the onslaught of winter weather further north. In this true-color image from January 9, 2002, phytoplankton can be seen growing in the nation's coastal waters; their characteristic blue-green swirls are especially visible off the west coast of Florida. Fire locations are marked with red dots.

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  • Data Date:

    January 9, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    January 9, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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