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East Anglian Plume by United Kingdom and Small Phytoplankton Bloom by Netherlands – August 25th, 2012

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August 25th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Sediments

United Kingdom – August 18th, 2012

The trail of sediments spilling out of the Thames Estuary and eastward across the Southern Bight is a phenomenon known as the East Anglian Plume. Although the plume tends to be weakest in the summer and strongest in the winter, it is still visible here. Also of note to the south of the plume, just off the coast of the Netherlands, is a small, bright blue phytoplankton bloom.

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