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Researchers discover source of essential nutrients for mid-ocean algae
Description: For almost three decades, oceanographers have been puzzled by the ability of microscopic algae to grow in mid-ocean areas where there is very little nitrate, an essential algal nutrient. In this week's issue of Nature researchers show that mid-ocean algae obtain nitrate from deep water. This finding will help scientists predict how open-ocean ecosystems could respond to global warming. [Source: EurekaAlert!]
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Source: EurekaAlert!
Publish Date: 6/23/2010
Reading Level: Basic
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