COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Australian Dust Storms Feed Life Explosion
Description: The red dust storm that dumped thousands of tons of soil across eastern Australia has caused an explosion in microscopic life in Sydney Harbor. Measurements taken at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science on the harbor's north shore show a tripling of phytoplankton, microscopic plant life which form the base of the ocean food chain. [Source: Discovery News]
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Source: Discovery News
Publish Date: 10/7/2009
Reading Level: Basic
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