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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.

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