COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Oceanography: Low Summer Iron Availability Limits Biological Production In The High-latitude North Atlantic
Description: In the North Atlantic Ocean, winter cooling causes the sinking of nutrient-depleted surface waters and their replacement by deep nutrient-rich water. In the spring, when light intensities increase, a large phytoplankton bloom develops. New research provides strong evidence that low iron availability limits summer biological production in the high-latitude North Atlantic. [Source: ScienceDaily]
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Source: ScienceDaily
Publish Date: 7/26/2009
Reading Level: Basic
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