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Plankton Blooms Capricorn Channel
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Plankton Blooms, Capricorn Channel

March 16, 2003
This image captures a plankton bloom in the Capricorn Channel off the Queensland coast of Australia. Astronauts frequently photograph large plankton blooms during their missions because a significant portion of the ISS orbits cross long stretches of ocean.