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Sediments and Phytoplankton by Coast of Argentine Patagonia

40.1S 58.6W

June 24th, 2013 Category: Phytoplankton MODISAqua

Argentina – June 22nd, 2013

Phytoplankton and sediments float in the waters of the Atlantic, parallel to the coast of Argentina. Sediments are particularly dense along the coast by Bahía Blanca (upper right quadrant), while two other mixed plumes can be viewed trailing off the Valdes Peninsula (center) and the southern end of the San Jorge Gulf.

Phytoplankton Bloom Still Flourishing Off Argentine Coast – November 12th, 2012

42.4S 64W

November 12th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton

Argentina – November 10th, 2012

A phytoplankton bloom continues to flourish off the coast of Argentine Patagonia, tinging the Atlantic’s waters bright shades of blue and green. The bloom has be present there since October (click here for previous images). Some colors are also visible along the coastline, by Bahía Blanca (above) and in the San Matías Gulf (just above center). The former is likely caused by a mix of sediments and phytoplankton, while the latter may be predominately phytoplankton due to its electric blue color.

Sediments and Phytoplankton Along Argentine Coast

43.1S 63W

November 2nd, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton, Sediments

Argentina – October 30th, 2012

An electric blue phytoplankton bloom hangs in the waters off the coast of Argentina, southeast of the Valdés Peninsula. A faint trail of phytoplankton can also be observed northeast of the bloom, beyond the large patch of clouds. Also of note by the coast are sediments near Bahía Blanca (partially visible between the cloud-cover and the shoreline) and in the Río de la Plata estuary (top right).

Phytoplankton Bloom Off Argentine Coast

43.8S 63.4W

October 31st, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

Argentina – October 28th, 2012

East of Argentina, a phytoplankton bloom stretches across roughly 300 kilometers (175 miles) of the South Atlantic Ocean. Visible northwest of the bloom is the Valdés Peninsula, and further north, Bahía Blanca. Such blooms are common off Argentina’s coast, particularly as the spring season brings increased expore to sunlight, as the Malvinas (Falkland) Current flows northward along Argentina’s continental shelf and winds promote upwellings that bring nutrients to the surface.

Sediments from Bahía Blanca to Samborombón Bay, Argentina

38.1S 57.9W

May 14th, 2012 Category: Sediments

Argentina - May 13th, 2012

Sediments can be seen along part of the coastline of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. They are particularly dense by Bahía Blanca (center left edge), where the Naposta Stream flows past Bermejo Island and Trinidad Island, into the Atlantic Ocean. While the central part of the coastline shows fewer sediments, another dense load is visible in the lower part of Samborombón Bay, at the end of the Rio de la Plata Estuary, in the upper right corner. There, the sediments appear darker in color than those by Bahía Blanca.

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