Earth  ID: 2420

Blackwater: SeaWiFS False Color (Chlorophyll)

Scientists are baffled by a mysterious 'dead zone' in the Gulf of Mexico off southern Florida, an area normally rife with fish but described by fishermen now as fouled by murky waters and barren of marine life.

Visualization Credits

Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST): Lead Animator
Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Data Used:
SeaStar/SeaWiFS 2002/01/09, 2002/01/16, 2002/02/04, 2002/03/18
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This item is part of this series:

DLESE >> Biological oceanography
SVS >> Blackwater
DLESE >> Chemical oceanography
DLESE >> Hydrology
SVS >> Miami
GCMD >> Location >> Florida
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version