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Melbourne and Phytoplankton Near Tasmania, Australia

37.8S 144.9E

November 20th, 2010 Category: Phytoplankton

Australia - November 9th, 2010

A faint phytoplankton bloom can be observed in the Tasman Sea, between the Australian mainland (above) and the island of Tasmania (below).

The city of Melbourne can be observed on the mainland, on the shores of Port Phillip, a large bay in southern Victoria, Australia. Geographically, the bay covers 1930 km2 and the shore stretches roughly 264 km. Although it is extremely shallow for its size, most of the bay is navigable.