“There’s more than one way to feed a phytoplankton bloom in the Gulf of Alaska”

Alaska “Blob” Tracker

This is not really directly related to the Blob; however, it is likely these kinds of phenomena will vary from the norm during years experiencing events like warm pools similar to the Blob. Having a series of imagery throughout time will prove highly valuable at helping assess large-scale impacts on the oceanography of regions during anomalous years.

From NASA’s Earth Observatory website, check out this story on phytoplankton dynamics in the Gulf of Alaska! The image is amazing!

NASA image by Norman Kuring, NASA’s Ocean Color web.

Caption by Kathryn Hansen.

Instrument(s): 
Suomi NPP – VIIRS

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