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Satellite Observes Massive Ocean Migration

Every night, under the cover of darkness, countless small sea creatures swim from the ocean depths to feed near the surface, then descend out of sight again before daybreak.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using data from Behrenfeld, M. J., et al. (2019). Photo copyright Proyecto Agua, via Encyclopedia of Life. Story by Joseph Atkinson, NASA Langley Research Center, with Michael Carlowicz.

Published December 3, 2019
Data acquired 2008 - 2017

Sources:
CALIPSO > CALIOP
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