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Phytoplankton in the Sea of Okhotsk | by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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Phytoplankton in the Sea of Okhotsk

Differently colored waters in the Sea of Okhotsk on June 12, 2013 suggest differences in phytoplankton community structure from one location to the next. The ocean color community would eventually like to use remotely sensed data, such as are shown in the above Aqua-MODIS image, to better understand global phytoplankton diversity.

 

Credit: NASA/MODIS/Aqua

 

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Taken on June 13, 2013