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Ice eddies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

The oceans’ movements are not always easy to track in space, but the swirling patterns caused by sea ice help satellites detail their paths. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of sea ice forming delicate patterns around Anticosti Island in Quebec, Canada, and eddies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. (Credit: NASA Earth Observatory, Joshua Stevens, GOES-16 data from the NOAA-NASA GOES-R Mission, MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview)

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Photo taken on March 9, 2020

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