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Storms bring ocean nutrients to light

Ships and ocean-observing robots have been used to quantify the amount of nutrients that a storm brings up from the Stygian ocean depths to the sunlit surface — a first step in assessing how storms affect oceanic biomass production.

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Figure 1: Uplift of nutrients in the ocean during and after a storm.


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Palter, J. Storms bring ocean nutrients to light. Nature 525, 460–461 (2015).

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