Yet more beautiful MODIS imagery showing some wonderful patterns in a plankton bloom in the Barents Sea.
The screen grab is from the 250m resolution imagery, and the whole arctic panel shows just where the bloom is located.
This particular region seems to show plankton blooms regularly in the MODIS imagery and the Wikipedia page has a similar (but not as nice) image dated summer 2009.
The MODIS sensor satellite imagery is showing a beautiful and evolving large plankton bloom in the Chukchi Sea at the moment.
The plankton are the lighter green bands I've labelled and the full image is available at an astonishing 250m resolution.