Black Water off the Gulf Coast of Florida

Black Water off the Gulf Coast of Florida
  • Credit:

    Image courtesy the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

This image of black water off the coast of Florida was acquired on February 18, 2002, by the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS). Scientists and local fishermen are not sure what is coloring this typically turquoise water black. Amid growing concern, scientists are now trying to determine the source of the black water.

For up-to-date images of the area, view these SeaWiFS Images of Florida Bay

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  • Data Date:

    February 18, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    March 20, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS


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