A Swirling Oasis of Life - Universe Today
[/caption] A serpentine eddy swirls in the southern Indian Ocean several hundred kilometers off the coast of South Africa in this natural-color image, acquired by NASA’s Terra satellite on December 26, 2011. The blue color is created by blooms of phytoplankton, fertilized by the nutrient-rich deep water drawn up by the 150-km-wide eddy. The counter-clockwise … Continue reading "A Swirling Oasis of Life"