Phytoplankton in the Strait of Gibraltar

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A satellite view of the Strait of Gibraltar
Phytoplankton blooming in the Strait of Gibraltar (image credit: NASA).

Two NASA Satellites were used to create this image of the straight of Gibraltar: Suomi NPP, and Aqua. The images were processed and combined to highlight the blooms of phytoplankton in the area, which has been caught up in the turbulent ocean currents moving through the strait.

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Phytoplankton in the Strait of Gibraltar
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Jesse Rogerson, PhD

As a passionate science communicator, Jesse Rogerson loves promoting science literacy to the public. He frequently represents the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on television and radio, social media, and at conferences. He co-developed a science communication workshop for Canadian science professionals, to instruct them in more effective methods of communicating their science. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and recently published a peer-reviewed paper in The Astrophysical Journal. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.