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NASA: Stirring Up a Bloom Off Patagonia

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Jan 7, 2011.

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    Off the coast of Argentina, two strong ocean currents recently stirred up a colorful brew of floating nutrients and microscopic plant life just in time for the Southern Hemisphere's summer solstice. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of a massive phytoplankton bloom off of the Atlantic coast of Patagonia on Dec. 21, 2010. Scientists used seven separate spectral bands to highlight the differences in the plankton communities across this swath of ocean. Image Credit: NASA (More at NASA Picture Of The Day)
     

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