Amazing Science Images You Must See
A brilliant blue figure eight decorates the ocean as if someone painted it there. But this isnt mans work the phenomenon is caused by a phytoplankton bloom coloring the water in the South Atlantic about 379 miles (600 km) east of the Falkland Islands.
The Earth observing satellite Envisat captured this image of the algal bloom on Dec. 2, 2011. Satellites with ocean color sensors can even tell the species of the plankton from space, by analyzing the shade of the algaes chlorophyll pigment.