Phytoplankton blooms off Iceland
August 18, 2004
Streaky, swirling clouds of phytoplankton float in the waters of the Northern Atlantic Ocean off of Iceland's east coast in this true-color Aqua MODIS image from August 11, 2004. Green vegetation spreads across Iceland's surfaces, while the four permanent glaciers (Langjokull and Hofsjokull in the interior west, Myrdalsjokull on the southern coast, and Vatnajokull on the eastern coast) stand out in stark white.
Topics: Planktology, Biological oceanography, Aquatic ecology, Environment, Vatnajökull, Phytoplankton, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Plankton, Iceland, western Europe