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Complex Ocean Behavior Studied With 'Artificial Upwelling'
September 2, 2008
A team of scientists is studying the complex ocean upwelling process by mimicking nature--pumping cold, nutrient-rich water from deep within the Pacific Ocean and releasing it into surface waters near Hawaii that lack the nitrogen and phosphorous necessary to support high biological production.
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