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Phytoplankton Bloom Off Coast of Chubut Province, Argentina

44.3S 64.2W

November 3rd, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

Argentina – November 1st, 2012

Under the correct conditions, phytoplankton reproduce extremely rapidly, forming blooms large enough to be seen from space. To produce such blooms, phytoplankton need abundant sunlight, carbon dioxide, and dissolved nutrients – necessary conditions all of which frequently occur off the coast of Argentina. Here, a bloom continues (click here for previous images of the bloom) to flourish off the coast of the country’s Chubut Province.

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