News tagged with phytoplankton blooms

Image: The North Sea abloom

Despite its cold waters and harsh winds, the North Sea is a fertile basin for phytoplankton blooms. The drifting, plantlike organisms tend to be most abundant in late spring and early summer due to high levels of nutrients ...

dateJul 07, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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The ocean's living carbon pumps

When we talk about global carbon fixation – "pumping" carbon out of the atmosphere and fixing it into organic molecules by photosynthesis – proper measurement is key to understanding this process. By some estimates, almost ...

dateOct 21, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Algae declines in the water off Sydney

(Phys.org) —One of the longest time-series of phytoplankton (microalgae) data in the Southern Hemisphere has revealed that phytoplankton are declining in the waters off Sydney.

dateMar 10, 2014 in Environment
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