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July 10, 2014
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How Do Phytoplankton Survive Scarcity of a Critical Nutrient?

New study up-ends conventional wisdom Phytoplankton—tiny, photosynthetic organisms—are essential to life on Earth, supplying us with roughly half the oxygen we breathe.  Like all other life forms, phytoplankton require the element phosphorus to carry out critical cellular activity, but in … Continue reading

March 24, 2014
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Bestnoten für norddeutsche Seen

Gewässertyp des Jahres 2014: Der tiefe nährstoffarme See Norddeutschlands Über die Hälfte der tiefen und nährstoffarmen Seen Norddeutschlands sind in einem guten ökologischen Zustand und erfüllen damit bereits heute die Ziele der EU-Wasserrahmenrichtlinie. Fast alle Seen dieses Typs sind frei … Continue reading

March 12, 2014
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Vitamin water: Measuring essential nutrients in the ocean

The phrase, ‘Eat your vitamins,’ applies to marine animals just like humans. Many vitamins are elusive in the ocean environment. University of Washington researchers used new tools to measure and track B-12 vitamins in the ocean. Once believed to be … Continue reading

December 23, 2013
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Limited food may be significantly changing Great Lakes ecosystems

ANN ARBOR — Declines of the food resources that feed lake organisms are likely causing dramatic changes in the Great Lakes, according to a new study. The study, led by the U.S. Geological Survey and co-authored by three University of … Continue reading

July 30, 2013
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Scientists solve a 14,000-year-old ocean mystery

At the end of the last Ice Age, as the world began to warm, a swath of the North Pacific Ocean came to life. During a brief pulse of biological productivity 14,000 years ago, this stretch of the sea teemed … Continue reading

May 13, 2013
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Research Enables Fishermen to Harvest Lucrative Shellfish on Georges Bank

Combined research efforts by scientists involved in the Gulf of Maine Toxicity (GOMTOX) project, funded by NOAA’s Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB) program, and administered by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), have led to … Continue reading

April 2, 2013
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Glaciers Contribute Significant Iron to North Atlantic Ocean

All living organisms rely on iron as an essential nutrient. In the ocean, iron’s abundance or scarcity means all the difference as it fuels the growth of plankton, the base of the ocean’s food web. A new study by biogeochemists … Continue reading

January 23, 2013
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Golden Algae: They Hunt, They Kill, They Cheat

Cheating is a behavior not limited to humans, animals and plants. Even microscopically small, single-celled algae do it, a team of UA researchers has discovered. Humans do it, chimpanzees do it, cuckoos do it – cheating to score a free … Continue reading