Phytoplankton bloom off Brittany, France
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Off the coast of the Brittany region of France (north of center), a colorful phytoplankton bloom is occurring in the waters of the Bay of Biscay. The different colors can be due to different species of organisms as well as different concentrations. Numerous airplane contrails are visible in the image as well. This image was acquired on May 31, 2002.