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Phytoplankton and Sediments in North Sea

53.8N 1.6E

May 26th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton, Sediments

United Kingdom - May 23rd, 2012

A bright blue phytoplankton bloom continues to flourish (click here for previous image) in the North Sea off the coast of the United Kingdom. Visible around the bloom are faint sediments from British rivers that empty into the sea, appearing lighter green in color. These sediments pour into estuaries along the coast of the UK such as the Wash, on the northwest margin of East Anglia, and the Thames Estuary, east of London. Sediments streaming out from the latter are part of a phenomenon know as the East Anglian Plume.

Sediments and Phytoplankton Bloom by United Kingdom Coast – May 23rd, 2012

52.6N 0.8E

May 23rd, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Rivers, Sediments

United Kingdom - May 22nd, 2012

A bright blue phytoplankton bloom, separated into two close yet separate areas, can be observed in the North Sea off the coast of the United Kingdom. Also visible by the coast are sediments from several rivers. Southwest of the phytoplankton bloom are sediments from the rivers Witham, Welland, Nene and Great Ouse, in the Wash, the square-mouthed bay and estuary on the northwest margin of East Anglia on the east coast of England, where Norfolk meets Lincolnshire. It is among the largest estuaries in the United Kingdom. Further down the coast are sediments from the River Thames, east of London. On the opposite side of the island are sediments from the River Severn in the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel.

Sediments from River Thames, UK, Extending into North Sea – April 19th, 2011

52.8N 0.2E

April 19th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

United Kingdom - April 8th, 2011

Sediments from the River Thames line the Thames Estuary, on the southeastern coast of England, and are carried northeastward into the North Sea by currents.

Sediments can also be seen along the coast further north, in the Wash, the square-mouthed bay and estuary on the northwest margin of East Anglia on the east coast of England, where Norfolk meets Lincolnshire. It is among the largest estuaries in the United Kingdom. It is fed by the Rivers Witham, Welland, Nene and Great Ouse.