Importance of Phaeocystis blooms in the high-latitude ocean carbon cycle

  title={Importance of Phaeocystis blooms in the high-latitude ocean carbon cycle},
  author={Walker O. Smith and Louis A. Codispoti and David M Nelson and Thomas J. Manley and Edward J. Buskey and H. Joseph Niebauer and Glenn F. Cota},
THE Greenland Sea is particularly important to the world ocean circulation, and potentially to carbon dioxide exchange between the ocean and atmosphere, because it is an area of surface convergence and deep-water formation1–3. Previous investigations indicate that biological productivity is low4,5 in this area, especially in waters remote from the ice edge. During April and early May 1989, however, we observed the development of a massive bloom of the colonial prymnesiophyte Phaeocystis… CONTINUE READING
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