Phytoplankton bloom along the coasts of Sicily and Calabria, Italy

Phytoplankton bloom along the coasts of Sicily and Calabria, Italy
  • Credit:

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

This true-color MODIS image shows a phytoplankton bloom along the coasts of Sicily and Calabria, Italy. Phytoplankton is a microscopic marine organism that uses chlorophyll for energy. Sunlight reflects off of the chlorophyll in the phytoplankton to create the blue-green color in the water. This image was acquired April 7, 2002.

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  • Data Date:

    April 7, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    April 18, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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