Blooms Like It Hot

@article{Paerl2008BloomsLI,
  title={Blooms Like It Hot},
  author={Hans W. Paerl and Jef Huisman},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={320},
  pages={57 - 58}
}
  • H. Paerl, J. Huisman
  • Published 4 April 2008
  • Environmental Science, Medicine, Sociology
  • Science
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