Ocean margins as a significant source of organic matter to the deep open ocean

@article{Bauer1998OceanMA,
  title={Ocean margins as a significant source of organic matter to the deep open ocean},
  author={James E. Bauer and Ellen R. M. Druffel},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1998},
  volume={392},
  pages={482-485}
}
Continental shelves and slopes comprise less than 20% of the world ocean area, yet they are proposed to be quantitatively important sources of the organic matter that fuels respiration in the open ocean's interior,. At least certain regions of the coastal ocean produce more organic carbon than they respire, suggesting that some fraction of this non-respired, unburied organic carbon is available for export from the coastal to the open ocean. Previous studies of carbon fluxes in ocean margins… CONTINUE READING