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The Turbulent Bering Sea [full frame] | by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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The Turbulent Bering Sea [full frame]

Large blooms of phytoplankton (likely coccolithophores) surrounded the 51-kilometer-long St. Matthew Island in the Bering Sea on October 8, 2014 when the above Aqua-MODIS image was collected. The swirls and eddies of color give some indication of the turbulent nature of these waters. The reflective blooms have been visible from orbit for a few months now.


Credit: NASA/Goddard/Aqua/MODIS


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Uploaded on October 15, 2014