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Scientists Discover New Trigger for Immense North Atlantic Ocean Spring Plankton Bloom
July 5, 2012
On this July 4th week, U.S. beachgoers are thronging their way to seaside resorts and parks to celebrate with holiday fireworks. But across the horizon and miles out to sea toward the north, the Atlantic Ocean's own spring and summer ritual unfolds. It entails the blooming of countless microscopic plants, or phytoplankton.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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