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Large-scale shifts in phytoplankton groups in the Equatorial Pacific during ENSO cycles
Description: The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) drives important changes in the marine productivity of the Equatorial Pacific, in particular during major El Niño/La Niña transitions. Changes in environmental conditions associated with these climatic events also likely impact phytoplankton composition. In this work, the distribution of four major phytoplankton groups (nanoeucaryotes, Prochlorococcus, Synechococcus, and diatoms) was examined between 1996 and 2007. [Source: Biogeosciences]
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Source: Biogeosciences
Publish Date: 3/1/2011
Reading Level: Expert
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