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NASA Image of the Day: Turbulent ocean

NASA’s Image of the Day for April 5, 2016 shows the waters of the north Atlantic Ocean:

Atlantic Ocean, April 5, 2016

The Gulf Stream waters flow in somewhat parallel layers, slicing across what is otherwise a fairly turbulent western North Atlantic Ocean in this March 9, 2016 image collected by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite on NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite. The turbulence is made visible by the pigmented phytoplankton it entrains. Photo courtesy NASA.

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