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Stunning Soccer: The World Cup 2014 from Space (Photos)

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A springtime phytoplankton bloom created these blue and greenish swirls dancing in the waters in the Bay of Biscay, off the western coast of France.

(Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory)

A springtime phytoplankton bloom created these blue and greenish swirls dancing in the waters in the Bay of Biscay, off the western coast of France. The teensy plant-like organisms were captured in this natural-color image from May 4 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite.

Jeanna Bryner
Jeanna Bryner

Jeanna is the editor-in-chief of Live Science. Previously, she was an assistant editor at Scholastic's Science World magazine. Jeanna has an English degree from Salisbury University, a master's degree in biogeochemistry and environmental sciences from the University of Maryland, and a graduate science journalism degree from New York University. She has worked as a biologist in Florida, where she monitored wetlands and did field surveys for endangered species. She also received an ocean sciences journalism fellowship from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.