18 Aug '11, 8pm

Phytoplanton Bloom in the Great Barrier Reef [image] #NASA

The Sea in many places is here cover’d with a kind of a brown scum, such as Sailors generally call spawn; upon our first seeing it, it alarm’d us, thinking we were among Shoals, but we found the same depth of Water were it was as in other places. Sailing through the Coral Sea outside the Great Barrier Reef, Captain James Cook made these observations on August 28, 1770. His journals contain the first mention of the long brown filaments of cyanobacteria that are common along the Australian coast. On August 9, 2011, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite captured this view of a similar band of brown in the Coral Sea between the Great Barrier Reef and the Queensland shore. Though it’s not possible to identify the species creating the bloom from satellite alone, such red-brown streamers are usually trichodesmium. Sailors have long called...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Aug '11, 10pm

The Sea in many places is here cover’d with a kind of a brown scum, such as Sailors generally call spawn; upon our first s...

Phytoplanton Bloom in the Great Barrier Reef: “...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Aug '11, 10pm

The Sea in many places is here cover’d with a kind of a brown scum, such as Sailors generally call spawn; upon our first s...

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 18 Aug '11, 4pm

For two and a half months Chile’s Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex has erupted nearly continuously. Since the violen...

Bloom in the Barents Sea [image] #NASA

Bloom in the Barents Sea [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 17 Aug '11, 6pm

Brilliant shades of blue and green explode across the Barents Sea in this natural color image taken by the Moderate Resolu...

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Aug '11, 10pm

Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex emitted a pale plume of gas and ash on August 18, 2011. Activity started on June 4,...

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Quick trip to the South Pacific: Here's the Fij...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Aug '11, 9am

Surrounded by the warm waters of the South Pacific, the Fiji Islands are often cloaked in clouds when the Aqua or Terra sa...

Cakaulevu Reef, Fiji [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 12 Aug '11, 10pm

Surrounded by the warm waters of the South Pacific, the Fiji Islands are often cloaked in clouds when the Aqua or Terra sa...

The great oyster crash

The great oyster crash

grist.org 18 Aug '11, 11am

It was the breakthrough Whiskey Creek's operators had been waiting for. The culprit behind their die-offs, it turned out, ...

Cakaulevu Reef, Fiji: An unusually cloud-free d...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 12 Aug '11, 10pm

Surrounded by the warm waters of the South Pacific, the Fiji Islands are often cloaked in clouds when the Aqua or Terra sa...

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The Acanthus Press, publishers of exceptional books on the finest historical architecture, has come out with a luxurious n...