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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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Figure 1: The simplest of all oceanographic instruments.



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Siegel, D., Franz, B. Century of phytoplankton change. Nature 466, 569–571 (2010).

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