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SeaWiFS documented the rapid demise of El Nino in the waters around the Galapagos Islands. The images show a explosion in plankton growth as the warm El Nino waters blamed for choking off essential ocean nutrients are replaced by deep cold upwelled waters. The false color images, which document plankton concentrations a period from May 9, 1998 to May 31, 1998, show that life in the region to the west archipelago has returned in remarkable abundance. High concentrations are shown red and low concentrations in blue. Areas occluded by clouds are shown in white. A relief image of the Galapagos islands has been superimposed on the images to clarify the location of the islands.

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    Space Science,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Astronomy,Oceanography,NSDL,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Galapagos,Biological oceanography,Phytoplankton,Science,Earth science,Higher Education,Technology,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061002143010754T,SeaStar-SeaWiFS,Life Science,El Nino,Space sciences,Geoscience,Graduate/Professional,NSDL_SetSpec_456144

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