Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
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19 August 2010

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The CANON experiments – Tracking algal blooms by “going with the flow”

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The left-hand illustration above shows a generalized diagram of the California Current, as it meanders down the West Coast of North America, generating transitory eddies on its east and west flanks. The right-hand illustration shows sea-surface temperatures off Central California during the September 2010 CANON experiment (Base image created by CeNCOOS from MODIS satellite imagery). Warm water is red; cold water is blue; black arrows indicate surface currents. The dark red line in the right image highlights what may be a meander in the California Current.
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Last updated: Oct. 14, 2010

This photo shows the drifting Environmental Sample Processor (in the foreground) being followed by the research vessel Western Flyer. Image: Phil Sammet © 2010 MBARI

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This photo shows the drifting Environmental Sample Processor at sunset. MBARI researchers spent over a week at sea during the September experiment, so they got to see many sunsets like this as they tracked the instrument. Image: Phil Sammet © 2010 MBARI

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