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Oceanic micronutrients: Trace metals that are essential for marine life

Oceanic micronutrients: Trace metals that are essential for marine life
Oceanic micronutrients: Trace metals that are essential for marine life
Trace metals are essential for life in the oceans but are present in extremely low concentrations. The availability of trace elements in surface waters frequently regulates the growth of microscopic marine plants called phytoplankton. As phytoplankton are responsible for taking up atmospheric carbon dioxide and exporting this to the deep ocean, trace elements are key components regulating the carbon cycle. New observations of the distribution of trace metals across all ocean basins from the GEOTRACES program have revealed a fascinating story of how the combination of trace metals interact with the ocean to regulate biological activity in new and surprising ways.
1811-5209
385-390
Lohan, Maeve C.
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Tagliabue, Alessandro
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Lohan, Maeve C.
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Tagliabue, Alessandro
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Lohan, Maeve C. and Tagliabue, Alessandro (2018) Oceanic micronutrients: Trace metals that are essential for marine life. Elements, 14 (6), 385-390. (doi:10.2138/gselements.14.6.385).

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Trace metals are essential for life in the oceans but are present in extremely low concentrations. The availability of trace elements in surface waters frequently regulates the growth of microscopic marine plants called phytoplankton. As phytoplankton are responsible for taking up atmospheric carbon dioxide and exporting this to the deep ocean, trace elements are key components regulating the carbon cycle. New observations of the distribution of trace metals across all ocean basins from the GEOTRACES program have revealed a fascinating story of how the combination of trace metals interact with the ocean to regulate biological activity in new and surprising ways.

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Published date: 1 December 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 428586
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/428586
ISSN: 1811-5209
PURE UUID: 542338fc-ae45-4832-9eae-8f25bd9dbb0c

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Date deposited: 01 Mar 2019 17:30
Last modified: 01 Mar 2019 17:30

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Author: Maeve C. Lohan
Author: Alessandro Tagliabue

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