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Ocean carbon dioxide
Description: In an experimental study at Raune Fjord in Norway, using environment-scale mesocosm enclosures, the impact of CO2 absorption has been estimated in a natural community ecosystem. The results show that CO2 consumption by marine phytoplankton increases markedly as partial pressures of the gas increase, yet nutrient uptake is unchanged. If applicable to the oceans as a whole, this feedback might be an important constraint on atmospheric CO2 concentrations. [Source: Nature]
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Source: Nature
Publish Date: 11/22/2007
Reading Level: Basic
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