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Scientists at UMaine Trying to Fill Ocean Data Void

January 7, 2009


BANGOR DAILY NEWS REPORTS ON UMAINE OCEAN RESEARCH The Bangor Daily News today carried an article ( about UMaine research involving newly developed sensors to measure the micronutrients iron and copper in

the Gulf of Maine. The project, funded by a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, is important because iron and copper help sustain oceanic phytoplankton, which is foundation of the marine ecosystem and also sequesters carbon

dioxide, the predominant gas responsible for global warming. A UMaine news release ( also has information.

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