NASA's OceanColor Web is supported by the Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Our responsibilities include the collection, processing, calibration, validation, archive and distribution of ocean-related products from a large number of operational, satellite-based remote-sensing missions providing ocean color, sea surface temperature and sea surface salinity data to the international research community since 1996.

Ocean Color Feature

Bering Sea/Alaskan Aleutian Islands

The Bering Sea and Alaskan Aleutian Island Archipelago are home to world-renown King and Tanner Crab fisheries. Intense spring algae blooms, like those seen in this image, are the foundation of the crab's food sources.

This image was captured on May 18, 2022 by the Aqua-MODIS sensor.

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