Rapid and early export of Phaeocystis antarctica blooms in the Ross Sea, Antarctica

@article{DiTullio2000RapidAE,
  title={Rapid and early export of Phaeocystis antarctica blooms in the Ross Sea, Antarctica},
  author={Giacomo R. DiTullio and Jacqueline M. Grebmeier and Kevin Robert Arrigo and Michael P. Lizotte and Dale H. Robinson and Amy Leventer and James P. Barry and Michael VanWoert and Robert B. Dunbar},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={404},
  pages={595-598}
}
The Southern Ocean is very important for the potential sequestration of carbon dioxide in the oceans and is expected to be vulnerable to changes in carbon export forced by anthropogenic climate warming. Annual phytoplankton blooms in seasonal ice zones are highly productive and are thought to contribute significantly to pCO2 drawdown in the Southern Ocean. Diatoms are assumed to be the most important phytoplankton class with respect to export production in the Southern Ocean; however, the… 

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