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Vancouver Island, British Columbia

July 4, 2006

This phytoplankton bloom is just off the coat of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia.

Phytoplankton play a large role in sustaining ocean ecosystems and in global climate. The tiny plants are the base of the marine food chain, and places where blooms are frequent tend to support a thriving marine population.

This image was acquired by the MODIS on the Aqua satellite.



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