Image: The turbulent North Atlantic

April 6, 2016, NASA
Credit: NASA/Ocean Biology Processing Group, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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—made visible by the pigmented phytoplankton it entrains—extends across the whole North American Basin from Anegada to Bermuda to Cape Cod.

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