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Tracking “Blue Tear” Blooms

Satellites can track Noctiluca scintillans, a type of phytoplankton that produce a bioluminescent glow at night.


NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview. Photograph by Bruce Anderson (University of Stellenbosch). Story by Adam Voiland.

Published October 3, 2019
Data acquired May 18, 2017

Sources:
Aqua > MODIS
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