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Hurricane Michael's ocean "blender" effects can be seen from space

NASA MODIS satellite image of Florida taken Oct. 11, 2018 (NASA Photo)

When a huge hurricane rolls over the ocean with 155 mph winds, with its huge waves and storm surge, you might expect it could act like a blender.

Indeed, satellite imagery showed Thursday just what stirring up the Gulf of Mexico looks like.

Check out these before and after Hurricane Michael photos of the waters off the Florida Panhandle:

The teal colors are the sediment and debris churned up from the shallow waters.

It's a somewhat common occurrence with hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and around Florida, as you can see when Hurricane Irma went through the region last September:



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