Gulf of California; Sea of Cortez

Gulf of California; Sea of Cortez
  • Credit:

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

The Gulf of California is looking very productive with several eddies made visible by phytoplankton blooms. The eddies lined up to the north of Isla Carmen look to be on the order of five kilometers in diameter.

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  • Data Date:

    January 20, 1999
  • Visualization Date:

    January 20, 1999
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration