Phytoplankton bloom off Newfoundland, Canada

Phytoplankton bloom off Newfoundland, Canada
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

In the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, south of Newfoundland, Canada, a brightly colored blue swirl indicates the presence of an ongoing phytoplankton bloom. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on August 12, 2002.

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  • Data Date:

    August 12, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    September 8, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration