Ocean Plankton Blooming Photographed From Space

25.11.2015

NASA specialists received new image blossoming of phytoplankton in the waters between the Falkland Islands and South Georgia archipelago via satellite NOAA's Suomi NPP.

Ocean Plankton Blooming Photographed From Space

Now it's spring in the Southern Hemisphere, and phytoplankton(protococcal, diatoms and other unicellular algae and cyanobacteria) are actively propagated, which leads to the "flowering" of water and helps scientists to track the currents in the ocean. Phytoplankton is capable of photosynthesis, and absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Furthermore, it is an important part of the food chain: it feeds zooplankton, which, in turn, eat fish.