Ocean Data Shows ‘Climate Dance’ of Plankton: The greens and blues of the ocean color provide new insights into how climate and ecosystem processes affect the growth cycles of phytoplankton-microscopic aquatic plants important for fish populations and Earth’s carbon cycle.
Image: near the Pribilof Islands off the coast of Alaska, in the Bering Sea. The turquoise waters are likely colored by a type of phytoplankton called coccolithophores. This Sept. 22, 2014, image was created with Landsat 8 data.
Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Norman Kuring; USGS
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