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Vortices of water, called "eddies," form off the northwestern coast of North America in the winter, and are particularly large during El Nino winters. Users can read and view satellite imagery which explains how these eddies carry nutrient-rich water offshore, providing nourishment for phytoplankton, microscopic plants which form the foundation of the marine food chain. This is part of NASA's Earth Observatory, a collection of publications featuring satellite imagery and information about Earth.

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Oceanography,NSDL,Space sciences,Physical sciences,Gulf of Alaska,Atmospheric science,Astronomy,Science,Meteorology,Ecology,NSDL_SetSpec_2802835,Chemistry,Physics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20070206162229899T,Gyres,Upwelling,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,High School,Physical oceanography,Earth science,Geoscience,Space Science

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