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Moving Iron in Antarctica

June 12, 2013

colonies of diatoms produce brown layers Georgia Tech research published online in Nature Communications indicates that diatoms stuff more iron into their silica shells than they actually need. As a result, there's not enough iron to go around, and the added iron during fertilization experiments may stimulate less productivity than expected. Full Story

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