A satellite image of a section of the ocean showing swirling colors of blues and greens.

Climate Change is Affecting the Color of the Ocean

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers are using satellite data to analyzing the levels of phytoplankton in the oceans which are being affected by climate change.

Large phytoplankton bloom in western Lake Erie. Source: Landsat 8, acquired September 26, 2017, NASA.

Blooms and Scums in Lake Erie

Caitlin Dempsey

This Landsat 8 satellite image captures a huge bloom that has been occurring in Lake Erie since mid-July, 2017.