Pale sediments are carried out to sea by the rivers of the Mergui Archipelago of Myanmar. Dark blue ocean waters mix with the sediment, creating turbulent swirls in this natural color satellite image. With the sediment comes valuable nutrients for plant life in the ocean, which can prompt the formation of phytoplankton blooms. (Photo credit: Michael Taylor/Landsat/NASA)
I remember reading about this phenomenon both at school and at uni ages ago. Now, if they’d shown me this photograph, I think I’d have paid a little more attention! Also, holy fuck there exists a fuckyeahfluiddynamics :O
I’m sorry, but, YOU MOST LIKELY KNOW IT AS MYANMAR, BUT TO ME IT WILL ALWAYS BE BURMA. BONNE CHANCE, ELAINE!
Also, woah. Very cool.