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Phytoplankton Bloom in North Sea Off Coast of Denmark

57.2N 8.4E

June 4th, 2010 Category: Phytoplankton

Denmark, Norway and Sweden - June 2nd, 2010

Denmark, Norway and Sweden - June 2nd, 2010

A phytoplankton bloom gives a greenish tinge to the waters of the North Sea between Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula and the southern coasts of Norway and Sweden. The North Sea is a marginal, epeiric sea on the European continental shelf.

It is more than 970 kilometres (600 mi) long and 580 kilometres (360 mi) wide, with an area of around 750,000 square kilometres (290,000 sq mi). A large part of the European drainage basin empties into the North Sea including water from the Baltic Sea.

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