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  • Algal Blooms Fuel Ocean Food Web

    04/29/2002 10:34:42 AM PDT · by cogitator · 1 replies · 948+ views
    Algae Blooms Fuel Ocean Food Web SANTA BARBARA, California, April 26, 2002 (ENS) - The color of the ocean may yield clues about the relation between marine ecosystems and the climate system, say scientists from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB). A green ocean is a productive ocean. The light from the sun fuels the bloom of phytoplankton, tiny ocean plants that turn the sea's surface a light green each spring. "When viewed from space, the north Atlantic spring bloom is among the largest mass greenings observed on the Earth's surface, extending over scales of more than...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 4-2-02

    04/01/2002 8:58:29 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 12 replies · 319+ views
    NASA ^ | 4-2-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 April 2 Mysterious Black Water in Florida Bay Credit & Copyright: ORBIMAGE, SeaWiFS, NASA Explanation: What is causing the water in Florida Bay to turn black? The mysterious black color could be seen as early as last December in images taken by the SeaWIFS instrument on board the Earth-orbiting SeaStar satellite. During the darkest period in February, when the above image was taken, visibility in the usually...