Satellite chorophyll in the Indian Ocean (source: NASA Aqua MODIS)
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Satellite chorophyll in the Indian Ocean (source: NASA Aqua MODIS).  Eddies and filaments promotes the growth of phytoplankton during the winter monsoon by supplying nutrients and relieving light limitation (Resplandy et al., 2009).

NASA image,  NASA Earth Observatory.

Instrument(s): Aqua – MODIS