Ocean Color

In this animation, green water signifies an abundance of phytoplankton, which are microscopic plants found in the ocean. The blue water indicates less phytoplankton. The Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor, or SeaWiFS, measures the quantities of marine phytoplankton. The lands are shaded to show vegetation. Green areas have abundant vegetation, yellow areas have little vegetation, and brown areas have no vegetation.

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carbon, global, green, ocean, phytoplankton, plants, produce, satellite, seawifs, sensor, vegetation, water, world