COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Carbon snowstorms in the sea [SCROLL DOWN TOTHE MIDDLE OF PAGE]
Description: A University of Maine research group spent most of the 2008 spring on large research vessels, using a novel approach to study the annual spring phytoplankton bloom in the North Atlantic. Their observations provided rare real-world data of phytoplankton drifting from the surface to deeper waters. Carbon sequestration in the deep sea, thanks to sinking phytoplankton, is a key process that researchers around the world are incorporating into global climate models. [Source: Working Waterfront]
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Source: Working Waterfront
Publish Date: 12/27/2011
Reading Level: Basic
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