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 Plankton bloom in the Barents Sea
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MERIS Level 1B Full Resolution data obtained by EnviSat at 09:52 on 12 August 2008.

These spectacular blooms are common during the short Arctic summer, and contribute to the rich abundance of marine life in the area. The bright turquoise colour indicates that this may be a coccolithophore bloom.

Data source: European Space Agency, EOLI data archive.
Accessed 29-01-2009.

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