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Falkland Islands

Located in the southern Atlantic Ocean off coast of southern Argentina, the Falkland Islands are a territory of the United Kingdom, and are comprised of over 200 islands. Shown here in a true-color image acquired from data collected on October 20, 2001, West and East Falkland, left to right respectively, are by far the two largest islands of this archipelago. Also visible is a large phytoplankton bloom that is marked by the blue-green swirls off the northern coast of West Falkland.

Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Published October 29, 2001
Data acquired October 20 - 20, 2001

Terra > MODIS
Biosphere > Microbiota > Phytoplankton
Biosphere > Vegetation > Phytoplankton