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Newly discovered ocean plume could be major source of iron


August 18, 2013

researchers deploy a trace metal rosette Scientists have discovered a vast plume of iron and other micronutrients more than 1,000 km long billowing from hydrothermal vents in the South Atlantic Ocean. The finding, soon to be published in the journal Nature Geoscience, calls past estimates of iron abundances into question, and may challenge researchers' assumptions about iron sources in the world's seas. Full Story

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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