Visualization
ES2203  Discover areas of highest plant productivity in the ocean.

Microscopic plants called phytoplankton make up the base of the ocean's food chain. These satellite images show the concentration of chlorophyll from phytoplankton for each month of a year. Higher concentrations of phytoplankton mean more nourishment is available for fish and other marine animals. Examine how plant productivity changes over a year.

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National Oceanographic Data Center