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File:Coccolithophore bloom.jpg

English: NASA SeaWiFS image taken on April 25, 1998, showing the en:coccolithophore en:bloom in the en:Bering Sea. This is not a false-color image: the greenish colour is caused by the high concentration of en:phytoplankton. NB Subsequent research suggests that this image, and others from the area showing bright waters early in the year, probably show resedimented particles not an active coccolithophore bloom (Broerse et al. 2003, Continental Shelf Research, 23, 1579-1596).
Date 25 April 1998
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Author Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Centre, and ORBIMAGE
  • Original uploader was Lupo at en.wikipedia


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