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A Colorful Ocean
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A Colorful Ocean

The average chlorophyll concentration during April 2012 is shown here using data acquired from the MODIS sensor on board the NASA Aqua satellite. Phytoplankton blooms can be seen all along the coastline of North and South America, and are monitored by NOAA for use in determining productive fishing grounds, managing coastal ecosystems, and identifying potential human health impacts from harmful algal blooms.

 
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Keywords:MODIS, chlorophyll, phytoplankton, 2012.05.18
 

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