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Science on Ice: Bigelow Team Studies Antarctic Phytoplankton
Description: A research team has traveled to Antarctica to study the area's phytoplankton and its role in the production of an important compound called dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP). DMSP provides critical nutrients to marine bacteria and leads to the release of dimethyl sulfide (DMS), a gas that enhances cloud formation and may play a key role in regulating the Earth's climate. [Source: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences]
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Source: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Publish Date: 2/8/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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