South Atlantic Phytoplankton Bloom
March 16, 2003
Off the east coast of Argentina, the South Atlantic Ocean is blooming with color. This MODIS image from the Terra satellite on February 10, 2003, shows the waters swirling with massive amounts of microscopic marine plants called phytoplankton.
Topics: Environment, Biological oceanography, Aquatic ecology, Water, Weather, Coastal Zone Color Scanner, Iron fertilization, Phytoplankton, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Oceanography, Planktology, Plankton, Ecology, South Atlantic ocean, east coast, Argentina