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Ocean hotspots of nitrogen loss

Microbial activity in the sea results in a loss of bioavailable nitrogen. It emerges that the climate phenomenon called the El Niño–Southern Oscillation has a surprisingly large effect on the size of this loss.

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Figure 1: The El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) affects nitrogen loss from the ocean.


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Fennel, K. Ocean hotspots of nitrogen loss. Nature 551, 305–306 (2017).

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