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Phytoplankton in Waters Off Nova Scotia Coast, Canada

44.4N 62.2W

August 27th, 2010 Category: Phytoplankton

Smoke from Fires in Bolivia - August 26th, 2010

An extensive phytoplankton bloom gives the waters near the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, a light bluish tinge. The southeastern parts of the bloom also appear slightly green in color.

This bloom has been present in this area for some time (click here for previous articles), and now appears to be fading. As the microorganisms use up the nutrients in the water, their intense reproduction slows, and as their numbers decrease the water returns to its usual color.

Phytoplankton by Nova Scotia, Canada – July 10th, 2010

45.0N 60.5W

July 10th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Sediments

Canada - July 4th, 2010

Canada - July 4th, 2010

A blue green phytoplankton bloom is present in the waters near Nova Scotia, Canada. Although phytoplankton are microscopic and thus invisible to the naked eye, when they reproduce in great numbers in a concentrated area, their presence discolors the water.

Also of note are the rusty red sediments in Cobequid Bay (right) and Cognecto Bay (left), both of which are inlets of the Bay of Fundy on the left side of the image. As the sediments disperse into the bay, the water turns from reddish to greenish in color.

Phytoplankton Bloom Still Present Off Newfoundland Coast, Canada – September 3rd, 2010

46.7N 52.3W

September 3rd, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton

Canada - September 1st, 2010

A phytoplankton bloom tinges the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of Canada, near the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The bloom has been present near that province, as well as that of Nova Scotia, since July (click here for previous articles).

Newfoundland and Labrador is the easternmost province of Canada. The Strait of Belle Isle separates the province into two geographical divisions, Labrador and island of Newfoundland. The province also includes over 7,000 tiny islands.

The bloom is located closest to the island of Newfoundland, which is roughly triangular. Each side is approximately 400 km (250 mi), and it has an area of 108,860 km2 (42,030 sq mi).

Atlantic Phytoplankton Bloom off Coast of Canada

45.6N 57.8W

August 13th, 2010 Category: Clouds, Phytoplankton

Canada - July 30th, 2010

A large, bright blue phytoplankton bloom colors the waters off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. Some areas in the southern and eastern parts of the bloom, best observed in the full image, appear slightly greenish. This bloom has been present over the last month (click here for previous articles).

Also visible in the full image are a series of condensation trails in the skies to the east of the bloom. Condensation trails, also known as contrails, are straight lines of clouds that form around the exhaust particles released by airplanes.