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From National Geographic:
Blooming Seas
NASA
Turquoise plumes stain the waters of the Barents Sea (map),  north of Scandinavia, in a satellite picture of a plankton bloom taken  September 10. The bloom first appeared in summer months and had  persisted for weeks when it was photographed by NASA’s Aqua satellite.
Feeding  off plentiful nutrients, phytoplankton can thrive in the cool waters of  the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans. The milky blue hues of this bloom  might come from coccolithophores—plankton with white calcite shells  that appear blue in the ocean.

From National Geographic:

Blooming Seas

NASA

Turquoise plumes stain the waters of the Barents Sea (map), north of Scandinavia, in a satellite picture of a plankton bloom taken September 10. The bloom first appeared in summer months and had persisted for weeks when it was photographed by NASA’s Aqua satellite.

Feeding off plentiful nutrients, phytoplankton can thrive in the cool waters of the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans. The milky blue hues of this bloom might come from coccolithophores—plankton with white calcite shells that appear blue in the ocean.