I have received several inquiries on these topics, may be of interest:
The Wildflower Superbloom in California from Landsat's Perspective
"After 5 years of drought, California finally got relief during the winter of 2016–2017 with much needed precipitation. One result of this additional moisture was a springtime abundance of wildflowers."
Mapping the World’s Ocean Ecosystems: Map of Surface Ecological Marine Units
"The world’s oceans are vital to life on Earth. They provide food, moderate the climate, water the land, and drive the local and global economy. But the living conditions and resources in the enormous water masses of the open ocean have been mostly unknown and unmapped."
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