Water Color

Summer Color for Hood Canal
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Summer Color for Hood Canal

Though they were a bit tardy this year, the coccolithophores have arrived in Washington’s waters.

Published Aug 26, 2022

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Greening the Gulf of Finland
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Greening the Gulf of Finland

Blue-green algae are thriving in warmer-than-normal waters this summer.

Published Aug 18, 2022

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Blooming Lake Okeechobee
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Blooming Lake Okeechobee

Nearly half of the lake was covered with blue-green algae in early July 2022.

Published Jul 15, 2022

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Summer Bloomin’ in the Pacific Northwest
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Summer Bloomin’ in the Pacific Northwest

Unusually cloud-free skies allowed satellites to observe colorful phenomenon taking shape in the region’s coastal waters.

Published Jul 1, 2022

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Brilliant Color in the Black Sea
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Brilliant Color in the Black Sea

As spring 2022 turned the page to summer, phytoplankton turned the seawater from dark to vivid.

Published Jun 27, 2022

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