Latest Satellite Imagery


Date: 26 Mar 07



MODIS Chlorophyll a


Chlorophyll a concentration is a proxy to the number of phytoplankton in the water.























RGB True Color






Red Tide Phenomena, 23 Mar 2007, Daily Express, Malaysia.


Red tide but not to worry, 17 Feb 2007, Daily Express, Malaysia.


RM500,000 grant for red tide research, 24 Jan 2007, Daily Express, Malaysia


UMS sets up centre to study harmful algae, 23 Jan 2007, New Straits Times.


Marine scientists in Sabah discover new species of red tide, 23 Jan 2007, Borneo Bulletin.


Red Tide strikes caged fish, 12 Jan, 2007, Daily Express, Malaysia


Red Tide In Waters Around Lumut, 11 Jan 2007,







  1. High chlorophyll a area seems moving northward. It could possibly reach Palawan by the off shore current.
  2. Very high chlorophyll a could remain off the upwelling area.
  3. Strong light absorption characteristic within the high chlorophyll area. Clear darkish color was shown in the RGB image.



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Reference Map

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