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Intense bloom off coast of Devon and Cornwall, July 1999

Coccolithophores in the News!

An intense bloom of Emiliania huxleyi has occured off the coast of Devon and Cornwall in Southwest England. This unusual event has caused local and national media coverage, featuring staff of CCMS-PML and satellite images processed in the Remote Sensing Group. The bloom was sampled on a research vessel from the CCMS Plymouth Marine Laboratory on 30th July.

You may view articles, pictures and video clips about the bloom by clicking on the images below.

Western News Article Western Morning News published an article about the bloom and a SeaWiFS ocean colour image (Wednesday 28th July).
BBC South West Spotlight News feature BBC South West Spotlight News had a feature on the bloom and an interview with Steve Groom of CCMS-PML Remote Sensing Group (Wednesday 28th July). This is a RealVideo stream, which should display on most recent PC browsers, otherwise a plugin will be required. Download
Daily Mail Article Daily Mail took up the story, with an aerial photograph and SeaWiFS image of the bloom (Friday 30th July)
Squilla The CCMS-PML research vessel Squilla, with Dr Tim Smyth of the Remote Sensing Group as Principal Investigator, undertook intensive sampling of the bloom during Friday 30th July. The NERC aircraft performed coincident aerial remote sensing using the CASI instrument.
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BBC National 6 o'clock news coverage BBC National 6 O'Clock News Coverage of the bloom and an interview with Tim Smyth of CCMS-PML Remote Sensing Group on Friday 30th July. This is a RealVideo stream, which should display on most recent PC browsers, otherwise a plugin will be required. Download
BBC South West Spotlight News' second feature BBC SouthWest Spotlight News' second feature on the bloom and an interview with Tim Smyth of CCMS-PML Remote Sensing Group (Friday 30th July). This is a RealVideo stream, which should display on most recent PC browsers, otherwise a plugin will be required. Download
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