Drifter Buoys and Ocean Color

This image shows the position recorded for four drifting buoys in the North Pacific Ocean during the last ten years. Each buoy's path is represented by a different color. Each buoy's position was recorded for a five year period. The colors in the ocean represent chlorophyll abundance.

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