Oceanography of the 

Southern California Bight

Perspectives on the Pacific Ocean Offshore of Southern California


This web site, the Oceanography of the Southern California Bight, exists to inform people interested in learning about the Pacific Ocean offshore of southern California.     Found here are satellite and other images accompanied by brief descriptive text passages that provide insights into the various natural and anthropogenic processes and phenomena that occur in this region.     

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This satellite-derived pseudo true-color image from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) shows southern California and the adjoining Pacific Ocean on December 26, 1997.    White pixels indicate clouds, brown pixels represent land, dark green pixels show vegetation on land, light green pixels indicate phytoplankton blooms in near-shore waters, and blue pixels represent other coastal waters.


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