A plankton bloom shifts as the ocean warms

@article{Worden2016APB,
  title={A plankton bloom shifts as the ocean warms},
  author={Alexandra Z. Worden and Susanne Wilken},
  journal={Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={354},
  pages={287 - 288}
}
Long-term data show how a widespread phytoplankton group responds to temperature changes Recent advances in sequencing technology have highlighted the extreme diversity of marine microbes and provided insights into their evolution (1–3). It remains unclear, however, how ocean microbial communities are responding to ongoing climate change. This is because pinpointing change with statistical rigor requires long-term studies that sample the same location or water mass repeatedly. On page 326 of… Expand
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