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NASA images from the satellite: Black Sea changed its color
20:29, 17 June 2017
NASA images from the satellite: Black Sea changed its color

Turquoise waters began to prevail in the darkest sea in the world

20:29, 17 June 2017

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On May 29, scientists from NASA received new space images made by the Aqua Satellite using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, reports the Daily Mail.

"Aqua Satellite NASA received a stunning image of the Black Sea from space, which shows how the turquoise parts dominate among the usually dark blue water," the report said.

Scientists say that the pictures show that the Black Sea, the darkest sea in the world, has changed its color. In some places, instead of navy blue, specialists saw turquoise - most of all such bright spots are near the coasts of Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine.

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According to scientists, the reason is the powerful sea current, which brought a huge amount of phytoplankton, namely unicellular planktonic algae coccolithophorids to the Black Sea. These microorganisms also caused a change of the color of the water.

"The Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul is becoming turquoise in the summer, NASA reports that a unique color began to predominate because of the phytoplankton in the Black Sea," says TrtWorld on Twitter.

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