Phytoplankton bloom off Brittany, France

Phytoplankton bloom off Brittany, France
  • Credit:

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

Beneath airplane contrails and clouds, MODIS captured this image of a phytoplankton bloom occurring off Brittany, France (image center) on May 15, 2002. The bloom appears to extend westward as well, and is very bright blue in places.

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  • Data Date:

    May 15, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    May 22, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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