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Paisley Patterns of Phytoplankton in Barents Sea

69.7N 32.4E

September 13th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

Russia – August 30th, 2012

The green and blue paisley patterns in the Barents Sea north of Norway (left) and Russia (right) are caused by a phytoplankton bloom  (click here for previous images). Some of the darker green coloring close to the shoreline, however, is likely due to an influx of sediments from rivers flowing across northern Europe.

Phytoplankton Bloom and Novaya Zemlya Glaciers

74.6N 55.0E

September 11th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

Russia – August 29th, 2012

A phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea turns the Arctic waters brilliant shades of blue. Here, the bloom can be seen spreading towards the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago, belonging to Russia  (click here for previous images). The northern island is glacier covered and is the site of ongoing research into the effects of the North Atlantic Oscillation and climate change on the glaciers.

Phytoplankton Bloom by Novaya Zemlya Archipelago, Russia

74.7N 57.6E

September 9th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

Russia – August 29th, 2012

A phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea, part of the Arctic Ocean, creates vivid blue and green patterns off the coast of the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago (right), which lies north of the western Russian mainland.  Click here for previous images of this bloom flourishing over the last month.

Phytoplankton and Sediments Off Coast of Russia – September 7th, 2012

69.3N 33.5E

September 7th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton

Russia – August 26th, 2012

A phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea (click here for previous images) spreads to the coast, framing the shoreline by the Norway-Russia border with turquoise hues. Moving past the Rybachy Peninsula, the northernmost part of continental European Russia (center), the Tuloma and Kola Rivers can be seen flowing into Kola Bay and then the Barents Sea. The dark green color bleeding through the phytoplankton bloom north of the rivermouth is probably due to an influx of sediments from the rivers.

Phytoplankton Bloom Continues to Flourish in Barents Sea

70.2N 38.2E

August 24th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

Russia – August 23rd, 2012

The phytoplankton bloom north of Russia that has been coloring the Barents Sea intense shades of turquoise, blue and green since early August (click here for previous images) is still flourishing. Here, the bloom is most intense near the right edge, although there is also bright area that has spread to the shoreline on the left side of the image.

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