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Food Production

Where on Earth: Seaweed Farms in South Korea

What is forming the checkerboard pattern in this image?


Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach in collaboration with the NASA Earth Observatory (

Story adapted from Image of the Day post by Adam Voiland:

  • Image of South Korean seaweed farms in 2014 from Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8

  • Image of South Korean seaweed farms seen from surface level; FAO

  • Image of sushi; Pixabay

  • Written by Katherine Porter

  • Designed by Dani Player

  • Music from Yesh Music (ASCAP)


All narration is presented in text form within the video. In addition, a full transcript will be available in the Library in the near future. Check back soon!