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Lurking red tide bloom generates gloomy outlook

The largest red tide bloom recorded in Florida waters since 2006 is lingering in the Gulf of Mexicoand could move south over the next few days.

Red tide, caused here by Karenia brevis, can cause fish kills, make shellfish unsafe to eat and cause respiratory issues in marine mammals, sea turtles and humans… Continue reading Lurking red tide bloom generates gloomy outlook

Taking NASA-USGS’s Landsat 8 to the Beach

Some things go swimmingly with a summer trip to the beach – sunscreen, mystery novels, cold beverages and sandcastles. Other things – like aquatic algae – are best avoided. The Landsat 8 satellite is helping researchers
spot these organisms from space, gathering information that could direct beachgoers away from contaminated bays and beaches… Continue reading Taking NASA-USGS’s Landsat 8 to the Beach

Life Blooms on Swirling Ocean Current

A bright aqua bloom of phytoplankton dances in the Leeuwin Current, off the coast of Western Australia, in a newly released satellite photo.

On the left of this image, created by NASA’s Earth Observatory, is a map of sea surface temperatures on June 6. The warmer colors outline the Leeuwin Current, which flows from the equator… Continue reading Life Blooms on Swirling Ocean Current