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Phytoplankton Near Bahía Blanca, Argentina

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April 6th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton, Sediments

Argentina - March 31st, 2012

A bright green phytoplankton bloom can be seen in the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Bahía Blanca, Argentina (lower left quadrant). Phytoplankton and sediments can also be observed off the coast of Argentina near Mar del Plata, carried in a diagonal line towards the northeast by currents. North of Mar del Plata is the Rio de la Plata estuary, tan with sediments. Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina, can be observed as a grey area by its shores.

Phytoplankton Bloom Off Argentine Coast Between Mar del Plata and Bahía Blanca – March 7th, 2010

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March 7th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Sediments

Argentina - February 23rd, 2010

Argentina - February 23rd, 2010

A green and blue phytoplankton bloom is visible off the coast of Argentina, southeast of Mar del Plata and east of Bahía Blanca. Some other areas of phytoplankton activity can also be seen below the clouds and southeast of the Valdes Peninsula.

Sediments also line much of the coast above and below Bahia Blanca, continuing up past Mar del Plata. Moving southward, the San Matías Gulf and the Valdes Peninsula, on the other hand, are relatively clear.

Dust and Phytoplankton off Coast of Argentina

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November 7th, 2009 Category: Dust Storms

Dust and Phytoplankton of Argentine Coast - November 5th, 2009

Dust and Phytoplankton of Argentine Coast - November 5th, 2009

A plume of dust blows off the coast of Argentina, between Pinamar and Mar del Plata, south of Buenos Aires and the sediment-laden Rio de la Plata estuary. The plume widens as it spreads eastward, eventually forking in two off the coast. One part then curves back towards land, while the other blows southeast and then to the northwest.

Also visible is a phytoplankton bloom in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the bloom is veiled by the dust, while more can be observed to the south. Off the coast of Argentina, the Malvinas Current travels north along the continental shelf. Its motion pulls deep, cold nutrient rich waters up to the surface. These waters act as a natural fertilizer for the production of the phytoplankton.

Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina – December 14th, 2008

December 14th, 2008 Category: Image of the day

Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina - November 7th, 2008

Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina - November 7th, 2008

In this image we have a cloudless view of the  Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Rio de la Plata is clearly visible thanks to the great number of sediments present.

We can also see part of Bahia Blanca, less affected by sediments but with a phytoplankton bloom, in the bottom center. West of Bahia Blanca, we can observe the terrain becoming less flat as it approaches the Sierra de la Ventana mountain range.

The province of Buenos Aires Province (Provincia de Buenos Aires) is the most populated province of Argentina. The province has a population of 13,827,203 (2001) and its capital is La Plata (694,253 inhabitants), 56 kilometers south of the city of Buenos Aires.

The city of Buenos Aires, located next to provincial territory, is an autonomous city and not part of the province.

The Buenos Aires province has an area of 307,571 km²; it is also the largest province of Argentina.

The landscape is mainly flat, with two low mountain ranges; Sierra de la Ventana (near Bahía Blanca) and Sierra de Tandil (Tandil). The highest point is Cerro Tres Picos (1.239 m) and the longest river is Río Salado (700 km).

As part of The Pampas the weather of the province is strongly influenced by the ocean, with hot summers and temperate winters. Humidity is high and precipitations are abundant and distributed over the year. The Western and Southwestern regions are dryer.

source Wikipedia