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Phytoplankton Bloom in Bristol Bay Near Alaska Peninsula

57.8N 160.8W

August 25th, 2011 Category: Phytoplankton

Phytoplankton Near Alaska, USA - August 25th, 2011

The bright teal stain in Bristol Bay, near the Alaska Peninsula, is a phytoplankton bloom (click here for previous images). Subsurface phytoplankton blooms are relatively common in Bristol Bay (particularly from mid August to early September).

Bristol Bay is the eastern-most arm of the Bering Sea, in Southwest Alaska. Bristol Bay is 400 km (250 miles) long and 290 km, (180 miles) wide at its mouth. A number of rivers flow into the bay, including the Cinder, Egegik, Igushik, Kvichak, Meshik, Nushagak, Naknek, Togiak, and Ugashik. Upper reaches of Bristol Bay experience some of the highest tides in the world.

Phytoplankton in Bering Sea Near Alaska, USA

58.6N 160.9W

August 22nd, 2011 Category: Phytoplankton, Rivers

Phytoplankton Near Alaska, USA - August 17th, 2011

A bright teal phytoplankton bloom colors the waters of the Bering Sea near the shores of Alaska, USA. Visible near the shoreline, north of the bloom, is Hagemeister Island, located on the north shore of Bristol Bay at the entrance to Togiak Bay.

Visible further north, upon opening the full image, is the Yukon River,  a major watercourse of northwestern North America. This portion of the river visible here lies in, and gives its name to, Alaska’s Yukon Territory. The river is 1,980 miles (3,190 km) long and empties into the Bering Sea at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.