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Sediments in Sea of Azov and Phytoplankton in Black Sea

45.1N 36.0E

July 1st, 2012 Category: Lakes, Phytoplankton, Sediments

Black Sea – June 26th, 2012

While the bright blue color of the Black Sea (below) is caused by an intense phytoplankton bloom that has been flourishing over the last few weeks (click here for previous images), the greenish tinge of the Sea of Azov (above) is due mostly to an influx of sediments from rivers such as the Don, which can be seen entering the sea by the upper right corner. Some of this greenish color is likely caused also by phytoplankton, as they tend to thrive on the nutrients from sediments and runoff.

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