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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.

One Response to “Paisley Patterns of Phytoplankton in Barents Sea”

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    Amelia Carolina Sparavigna:

    Very interesting and beautiful image showing the patterns formed by plankton. Thank you!

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