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Oceanography: Century of phytoplankton change

Phytoplankton biomass is a crucial measure of the health of ocean ecosystems. An impressive synthesis of the relevant data, stretching back to more than 100 years ago, provides a connection with climate change.

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  1. David A. Siegel is in the Earth Research Institute and the Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA.  davey@eri.ucsb.edu

    • David A. Siegel
  2. Bryan A. Franz is in the Ocean Biology Processing Group, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771, USA.

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