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Study reveals 'two faces' of phytoplankton

Phytoplankton, commonly known as plant plankton that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis, are potentially a key driver of Arctic warming under greenhouse warming, a study reveals.

dateApr 21, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Biology trumps chemistry in open ocean

Single-cell phytoplankton in the ocean are responsible for roughly half of global oxygen production, despite vast tracts of the open ocean that are devoid of life-sustaining nutrients. While phytoplankton's ...

dateNov 24, 2014 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 ...

dateOct 21, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Phytoplankton use turbulence to survive

A unique water profiling instrument developed by The University of Western Australia's Centre for Water Research (CWR) is enabling scientists to understand the impact of even the most subtle turbulence on ...

dateJul 28, 2014 in Environment
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