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Phytoplankton is Changing Along the Antarctic Peninsula


March 12, 2009

phytoplankton As the cold, dry climate of the western Antarctic Peninsula becomes warmer and more humid, phytoplankton--the bottom of the Antarctic food chain--are decreasing off the northern part of the peninsula and increasing further south, Rutgers marine scientists have discovered. Full Story

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