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Turbid Lagoons in Southern Brazil

A large sediment plume can be seen flowing down the western edge of Lagoa dos Patos and out to sea through the inlet by Rio Grande in southernmost Brazil. Phytoplankton blooms seen offshore my be partly supported by nutrients contained in the turbid runoff. Also visible in this SeaWiFS image are Lagoa Mirim, Lagoa Mangueira, and Laguna Negra (in Uruguay).

Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

Published August 17, 2000
Data acquired August 17, 2000

OrbView-2 > SeaWiFS
Biosphere > Microbiota > Phytoplankton
Biosphere > Vegetation > Phytoplankton
Hydrosphere > Water Quality > Turbidity
Oceans > Marine Sediments > Turbidity