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A rotating globe showing swaths of true color imagery from SeaWIFS fades to a globe showing ocean phytoplankton measurements from SeaWiFS. Regions of black in the ocean represent regions where cloud cover has so far prevented phytoplankton measurements. Full description.
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Subject: Biological oceanography
 
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SeaWiFS True Color Phytoplankton Concentration Global Biosphere Full description.
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Subject: Biological oceanography
 
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SeaWiFS documented the rapid demise of El Nino in the waters around the Galapagos Islands. The images show a explosion in plankton growth as the warm El Nino waters blamed for choking off essential ocean nutrients are replaced by deep cold upwelled waters. The false color images, which document plankton concentrations a period from May 9, 1998 to May 31, 1998, show that life in the region to the west ... Full description.
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Viewing North America (data begins at Sept. 97 to June 99) Full description.
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Subject: Biological oceanography
 
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Zooming in to a region in the North Atlantic Ocean, north of Great Britaini, showing a large phytoplankton bloom Full description.
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The structure and extent of coral reefs can now, for the first time, be monitored globally, thanks to new observations from NASAs Landsat 7 spacecraft. Detailed images of reefs from nearly 900 locations around the world have been collected in the first year of the Landsat 7 mission. Full description.
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One year, 900 locations, thousands of coral reefs. Thats the tally of NASAs Landsat 7 satellite as it continues to deliver cutting edge images and information about the Earth. Full description.
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Coral forms off shore from volcanic islands in tropical latitudes, developing a barrier reef thats separated by a growing lagoon.But over time, while the surrounding ocean wears away the main body of the island, the coral ring remains. Full description.
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Detailed images of reefs from nearly 900 locations around the world have been collected in the first year of the Landsat 7 mission. Full description.
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The different shades in these images highlight various features specific to each coral colony. Patches of bright red show places where coral reefs are actively populated with living organisms. Full description.
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