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

41.5S 64.6W

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 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.

Phytoplankton in San Matías Gulf and Near Valdés Peninsula, Argentina

41.3S 64.4W

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

38.7S 62.2W

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.

Bahía Blanca and San Matías Gulf, Argentina – January 15th, 2009

January 15th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Bahia Blanca, Argentina - November 25th, 2008

Bahia Blanca, Argentina - November 25th, 2008

Close-up of sediments in Bahia Blanca

Close-up of sediments in Bahia Blanca

Two bodies of water along the coast of Argentina can be seen in this image: Bahía Blanca in the Province of Buenos Aires (above), and San Matías Gulf (Golfo de San Matías), in the province of Río Negro (below).

Between the two are two rivers: Río Colorado (above) and Río Negro (below).

Bahía Blanca means “White Bay”, although it is actually an estuary. The name is due to the typical colour of the salt covering the soils surrounding the shores.

In the image we can see sediments in Bahía Blanca, while the waters of San Matías Gulf are very clear.

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