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10 August 2002 - showing the outlines of the Canadian coast
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- Title 10 August 2002 - showing the outlines of the Canadian coast
- Released 10/08/2002 10:47 am
- Copyright ESA 2002
The large milky turquoise patch visible below the southern coast of Newfoundland, Canada, is a bloom of tiny algae called phytoplankton. Also seen in this image is a portion of Nova Scotia on the left side of the image.
This phytoplankton bloom was observed by the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) on ESA’s Envisat satellite in a series of image acquisitions from 24 July to 13 August 2002.