COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Mystery of phytoplankton survival in nutrient-poor pacific
Description: Upwelling in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean provides essential nutrients for the region's microscopic plants, but iron - a key ingredient that facilitates nitrogen consumption - is in short supply. To compensate, the phytoplankton band together to recycle the scarce metal and retain it in their upper-ocean habitat, scientists have discovered. [Source: ScienceDaily]
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Source: ScienceDaily
Publish Date: 2/15/2018
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