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Phytoplankton and Sediments Off Coast of Russia – September 7th, 2012

69.3N 33.5E

September 7th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton

Russia – August 26th, 2012

A phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea (click here for previous images) spreads to the coast, framing the shoreline by the Norway-Russia border with turquoise hues. Moving past the Rybachy Peninsula, the northernmost part of continental European Russia (center), the Tuloma and Kola Rivers can be seen flowing into Kola Bay and then the Barents Sea. The dark green color bleeding through the phytoplankton bloom north of the rivermouth is probably due to an influx of sediments from the rivers.