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Swirls of Color from Barents Sea Phytoplankton Bloom

69.4N 43.8E

September 16th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

Russia – August 31st, 2012

Brilliant shades of blue and green explode across the Barents Sea and along the shoreline by the Norway-Russia border Sdue to the presence of a massive bloom of phytoplankton. Such blooms are common in the area each August (click here for previous images), although relatively clear views such as this one are rare since the Barents Sea is cloud-covered roughly 80 percent of the time in summer.

 

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