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Archive: July 2012

Discovery in the North Atlantic

July 10, 2012


Discovery in the North Atlantic

Scientists Discover Eddies Trigger Phytoplankton Blooms in the North Atlantic


The spring phytoplankton bloom in the subpolar North Atlantic can begin up to 30 days earlier than previously thought as the result of eddies stratifying the near-surface waters, according to the results of a study reported today in the journal Science and announced by the National Science Foundation.

The discovery has implications for the Gulf of Maine, which is fed by the waters of...

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