Microbes of the genus Prochlorococcus, a photosynthetic plankton, are the base of the food chain in the world's oceans and also absorb a large amount of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Pictured: plankton bloom off the coast of South America.
On April the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of the dynamic growth of a springtime phytoplankton bloom in the Bay of Biscay.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image on June 2014 as a spring bloom of phytoplankton lingered in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Iceland.
This satellite image shows smoke billowing from the four blazes burning in what appears to be a straight line across southern Idaho, just east of Boise. It was captured by NASA's Aqua Satellite on Aug.