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Bloom in Hood Canal, Washington

A bloom of coccolithophores imparted a milky turquoise color to a fjord in western Washington’s Puget Sound.


NASA image (top) by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. NASA Earth Observatory image (second image) by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Photo by Teri King, Washington Sea Grant. Caption by Kathryn Hansen.

Published July 29, 2016
Data acquired July 24, 2016

Sources:
Aqua > MODIS
Landsat 8 > OLI
Photograph
Collection:
MODIS Rapid Response