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Phytoplankton and Sediments in North Sea

53.8N 1.6E

May 26th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton, Sediments

United Kingdom - May 23rd, 2012

A bright blue phytoplankton bloom continues to flourish (click here for previous image) in the North Sea off the coast of the United Kingdom. Visible around the bloom are faint sediments from British rivers that empty into the sea, appearing lighter green in color. These sediments pour into estuaries along the coast of the UK such as the Wash, on the northwest margin of East Anglia, and the Thames Estuary, east of London. Sediments streaming out from the latter are part of a phenomenon know as the East Anglian Plume.

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