News tagged with ocean food web

Nature's ocean fertiliser

Scientists have discovered that Antarctic krill โ€“ a tiny shrimp-like crustacean โ€“ plays a key role in fertilising the Southern Ocean with iron, which stimulates the growth of phytoplankton, the microscopic plants at the ...

dateSep 20, 2016 in Environment
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The oceans are full of barriers for small organisms

Subtle and short-lived differences in ocean salinity or temperature function as physical barriers for phytoplankton, and result in a patchy distribution of the oceans' most important food resource. The new research from the ...

dateAug 01, 2016 in Ecology
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