Phytoplankton bloom off Brittany, France

Phytoplankton bloom off Brittany, France
  • Credit:

    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.

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  • Data Date:

    May 31, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    June 2, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration