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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.

Sediments and Phytoplankton by Argentine Patagonia

45S 65.1W

June 9th, 2013 Category: Phytoplankton, Sediments MODISTerra

Argentina – June 8th, 2013

Sediments and phytoplankton can be seen off the coast of Argentine Patagonia. The greenish plume of color streaming northeastward off Peninsula Valdes (center) is likely caused by sediments, while the band of green containing swirled patterns that is parallel, but not connected to, the coast of the San Jorge Gulf (below), is likely due to phytoplankton.

Phytoplankton Blooms Off Argentine Coast

46.2S 65.3W

January 21st, 2013 Category: Phytoplankton

Argentina – January 20th, 2013

Phytoplankton can be observed in the waters off the coast of Argentina. One bloom is present in and east of San Jorge Gulf, in the upper left quadrant. The other can be seen south of the Falkland Islands, known in Argentina as the Islas Malvinas, in the lower right quadrant.

Phytoplankton Bloom Still Present Between Valdés Peninsula and San Jorge Gulf, Argentina

46S 66.8W

December 14th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

Argentina – December 13th, 2012

Over two months after its first appearance, a phytoplankton bloom is still visible off the coast of Argentina (click here for previous images). The teal green bloom is situated between the Valdés Peninsula (above) and the San Jorge Gulf (below). Some darker blue strands can be seen east of the main bloom, particularly upon opening the full image.

Remnants of Phytoplankton Bloom Off Argentine Coast

46S 66.8W

November 29th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

Argentina – November 28th, 2012

The faint remnants of a phytoplankton in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Argentine Patagonia (click here for previous images) can be seen in this image. The lighter color of the water in and northeast of the San Jorge Gulf, south of the Valdes Peninsula, is due to sun glint. The phytoplankton, can be seen through the glint and in the full image near the right edge.