Phytoplankton bloom in Gulf of California, Mexico

Phytoplankton bloom in Gulf of California, Mexico
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Between the arid terrain of the Baja California Peninsula (left) and western Mexico (right) a bloom of microscopic marine organisms called phytoplankton colors the waters of the Gulf of California various shades of green. This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) was captured by the Terra satellite on April 26, 2001.

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  • Data Date:

    April 26, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    February 15, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration