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Phytoplankton Off Coast of Novaya Zemlya Archipelago, Russia – September 23rd, 2012

71.7N 46.6E

September 23rd, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton

Russia – September 3rd, 2012

A phytoplankton bloom was still flourishing in the Barents Sea in early September (click here for previous images). Here, the green and blue, paisley patterns of the bloom can be seen off the coast of the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago (upper right). The bright blue color may be indicative of a coccolithophore bloom.

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