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Phytoplankton Bloom West of Namib Desert, Namibia – May 7th, 2012

24S 13.4E

May 7th, 2012 Category: Deserts, Image of the day, Phytoplankton

Namibia - May 6th, 2012

A faint phytoplankton bloom hangs in the waters off the shores of Namibia. The bloom is situated west of the southern part of the Namib Desert, an immense dunefield with tall, orange sand dunes. Phytoplankton blooms are common in this area due to the mixing of hot and cold ocean currents.

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