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Green and Blue Phytoplankton Off Coast of Argentine Patagonia – November 15th, 2012

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November 15th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton

Argentina – November 14th, 2012

Phytoplankton continues to create blue and green patterns in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Argentine Patagonia (click here for previous images). Some bright blue phytoplankton can also be seen in the San Matías Gulf, north of the Valdes Peninsula.

Phytoplankton in San Matías Gulf and Near Valdés Peninsula, Argentina

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November 5th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

Argentina – November 4th, 2012

A green and blue phytoplankton bloom continues to flourish off the coast of Argentine Patagonia (click here for previous images of the bloom). Also visible here is some blue phytoplankton growth in the San Matías Gulf (upper left), an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean bordered by the Río Negro Province to the north and west, and the Valdes Peninsula of the Chubut Province to the south.

Phytoplankton Bloom Between Valdés Peninsula and San Jorge Gulf, Argentina

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October 29th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

Argentina – October 28th, 2012

A brilliant green and blue phytoplankton bloom graces the waters off the coast of Argentina. The differences in color are likely due to different species of phytoplankton. The plume is located in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean southeast of the Valdés Peninsula and northeast of the San Jorge Gulf.

Phytoplankton Bloom Southeast of Peninsula Valdés – October 28th, 2012

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October 28th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton

Argentina – October 27th, 2012

A phytoplankton bloom can be observed off the coast of Argentine Patagonia, southeast of the Valdés Peninsula. The bloom shows different hues of green and blue, likely indicating the presence of different species of the tiny microorganisms.

Sediments Along Coast of Argentine Patagonia – September 28th, 2012

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September 28th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Sediments

Argentina – September 24th, 2012

Sediments line the coast of the Argentine provinces of Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego, both part of Patagonia, from the San Jorge Gulf to the Mitre Peninsula.

Visible parallel to the west coast are the Andes Mountains, along the border with Chile. Visible by the mountains are several bright blue glacial lakes (from north to south): Lake O’Higgins/San Martín (the former name is used in Chile, the latter in Argentina), Viedma Lake and Argentino Lake.