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Beauty in the Barents
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Beauty in the Barents

There are a few possible reasons why the phytoplankton-rich waters of this high-latitude sea appear both green and turquoise blue.

Published Jul 23, 2021

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Algae Abound Along Florida Coast
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Algae Abound Along Florida Coast

Tampa Bay is teeming with Karenia brevis months before it usually blooms.

Published Jul 17, 2021

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An Abundance of Aquaculture in Andhra Pradesh
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An Abundance of Aquaculture in Andhra Pradesh

Inland areas along rivers and canals where people once raised crops are now dotted with fish and shrimp ponds.

Published Jul 17, 2021

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The Blooming Gulf of St. Lawrence
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The Blooming Gulf of St. Lawrence

When conditions are right, microscopic plant-like organisms called phytoplankton reproduce abundantly and create colorful patterns on the ocean surface that satellites can observe from space.

Published Jul 14, 2021

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Autotrophs Abound in Arctic Waters
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Autotrophs Abound in Arctic Waters

Pulses of fresh glacial meltwater and nutrients provoke summertime phytoplankton blooms.

Published Jul 11, 2021

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