STS063-705-95
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Spacecraft nadir point: 13.7° N, 153.8° W

Photo center point: 20.5° N, 156.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: North

Spacecraft Altitude: 205 nautical miles (380km)
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Image Caption: Nadir view of Plankton Bloom. Nadir
view of portion of large plankton bloom off the Southern Argentina
coast east of Vald's Peninsula. Plankton blooms are currently being
studied on an international level. Some forms of plankton have
carbonate skeletons and absorb CO2 from the air to produce the
skeletory. When they die and sink to the bottom of the ocean, they
become a CO2 sink from the atmosphere. We are studying them to know
what the extent of the sink is.