Smallest Algae Thrive As the Arctic Ocean Freshens

@article{Li2009SmallestAT,
  title={Smallest Algae Thrive As the Arctic Ocean Freshens},
  author={William K. W. Li and Fiona A. McLaughlin and Connie Lovejoy and Eddy C. Carmack},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={326},
  pages={539 - 539}
}
In the Arctic Ocean, phytoplankton cell sizes have decreased with warming temperatures and fresher surface waters. As climate changes and the upper Arctic Ocean receives more heat and fresh water, it becomes more difficult for mixing processes to deliver nutrients from depth to the surface for phytoplankton growth. Competitive advantage will presumably accrue to small cells because they are more effective in acquiring nutrients and less susceptible to gravitational settling than large cells… 

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