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Campeche and Yucatan Coast, Mexico – January 4th, 2009

January 4th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Bay of Campeche, Mexico - November 23rd, 2008

Campeche and Yucatan Coast, Mexico - November 23rd, 2008

Clearly visible from their bright green color, phytoplankton flourish in the Gulf of Mexico off the coasts of the states of Campeche (top) and Yucatan (bottom), in Mexico.

The bloom extends particularly far out into the gulf between the city of Campeche (the light brown spot along the shoreline, near the center) and Ciudad del Carmen near the Términos Lagoon (lower left).

Upon closer observation of the lagoon, a more intense, circular green algal bloom becomes evident on the northern end, as well as some brown sediments flowing out into the gulf on the southwestern end.

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