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Phytoplankton Blooming in Black Sea and Sea of Marmara

40.6N 28.2E

June 5th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

Black Sea - June 1st, 2012

The Black Sea appears various shades of bright blue due to an intense phytoplankton bloom. No bloom is visible in the Sea of Azov to the north (visible in full image), connected to the Black Sea by the Strait of Kerch, nor in the Mediterranean Sea to the south (bottom). However, the Sea of Marmara to the southwest (visible at center left), to which the Black Sea is connected by the Bosphorus, is showing signs of phytoplankton growth.


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