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Spacecraft nadir point: 42.3° S, 172.5° E

Photo center point: 43.0° S, 174.0° E

Nadir to Photo Center: East

Spacecraft Altitude: 181 nautical miles (335km)
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Image Caption: Plankton Bloom in Eddy off the New Zealand
This bright blue coccolithophor-type plankton bloom is
caught in a gyre off the East coast coast of New Zealand.
Notice the direction of the gyre (clockwise). This would be
a counter-clockwise motion in the Northern Hemisphere. We
have seen plankton blooms of different types occur in the
springtime (Oct-Nov) around New Zealand and Australia.