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Bacterial Bloom

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Editor's Pics

Bacterial Bloom

Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/USGS

A NASA satellite captured this false-color image of a large bloom of cyanobacteria (Nodularia) swirling in the Baltic Sea. These cyanobacteria fix inorganic atmospheric nitrogen (N2) into a form available to life, a process fundamental for marine ecosystems.

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Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/USGS


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