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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