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Late Bloomers in the Arctic
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Late Bloomers in the Arctic

Not everything in the far north appears ready to hibernate for the winter.

Published Oct 19, 2021

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Summer Color in Northern Seas
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Summer Color in Northern Seas

The summer season is a prime time to observe colorful displays of phytoplankton in the Labrador and Barents seas.

Published Aug 20, 2021

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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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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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