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Phytoplankton bloom in the South Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Argentina captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.



February 15, 2006




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Adapted from the Wikimedia Commons image "Phytoplankton SoAtlantic 20060215.jpg"

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