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Sediments and Phytoplankton Along Argentine Coast

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November 2nd, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton, Sediments

Argentina – October 30th, 2012

An electric blue phytoplankton bloom hangs in the waters off the coast of Argentina, southeast of the Valdés Peninsula. A faint trail of phytoplankton can also be observed northeast of the bloom, beyond the large patch of clouds. Also of note by the coast are sediments near Bahía Blanca (partially visible between the cloud-cover and the shoreline) and in the Río de la Plata estuary (top right).

Phytoplankton Bloom Off Argentine Coast

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October 31st, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

Argentina – October 28th, 2012

East of Argentina, a phytoplankton bloom stretches across roughly 300 kilometers (175 miles) of the South Atlantic Ocean. Visible northwest of the bloom is the Valdés Peninsula, and further north, Bahía Blanca. Such blooms are common off Argentina’s coast, particularly as the spring season brings increased expore to sunlight, as the Malvinas (Falkland) Current flows northward along Argentina’s continental shelf and winds promote upwellings that bring nutrients to the surface.

Phytoplankton Bloom Between Valdés Peninsula and San Jorge Gulf, Argentina

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October 29th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

Argentina – October 28th, 2012

A brilliant green and blue phytoplankton bloom graces the waters off the coast of Argentina. The differences in color are likely due to different species of phytoplankton. The plume is located in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean southeast of the Valdés Peninsula and northeast of the San Jorge Gulf.

Phytoplankton Bloom Southeast of Peninsula Valdés – October 28th, 2012

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October 28th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton

Argentina – October 27th, 2012

A phytoplankton bloom can be observed off the coast of Argentine Patagonia, southeast of the Valdés Peninsula. The bloom shows different hues of green and blue, likely indicating the presence of different species of the tiny microorganisms.

Phytoplankton Trailing Off Valdes Peninsula, Argentina

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August 23rd, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

Argentina – August 21st, 2012

The green stain spreading northward and northeastward from the Valdes Peninsula, on the eastern coast of Argentine, is probably due to a mix of sediments and phytoplankton growth. Differences in color may be due to variations in concentration and species of the tiny organisms.