Phytoplankton in Waters Off Nova Scotia Coast, Canada44.4N 62.2W
An extensive phytoplankton bloom gives the waters near the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, a light bluish tinge. The southeastern parts of the bloom also appear slightly green in color.
This bloom has been present in this area for some time (click here for previous articles), and now appears to be fading. As the microorganisms use up the nutrients in the water, their intense reproduction slows, and as their numbers decrease the water returns to its usual color.