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Diatoms Discovered to Remove Phosphorus From Oceans

May 2, 2008

diatoms removing phosphorus Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered a new way that phosphorus is naturally removed from the oceans--its stored in diatoms. The discovery opens up a new realm of research into an element that's used for reproduction, energy storage and structural materials in every organism. The research appears in the May 2, 2008, edition of the journal Science. Full Story

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