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      The integral role of iron in ocean biogeochemistry

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          The micronutrient iron is now recognized to be important in regulating the magnitude and dynamics of ocean primary productivity, making it an integral component of the ocean’s biogeochemical cycles. In this Review, we discuss how a recent increase in observational data for this trace metal

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              The seeding of an expanse of surface waters in the equatorial Pacific Ocean with low concentrations of dissolved iron triggered a massive phytoplankton bloom which consumed large quantities of carbon dioxide and nitrate that these microscopic plants cannot fully utilize under natural conditions. These and other observations provide unequivocal support for the hypothesis that phytoplankton growth in this oceanic region is limited by iron bioavailability.
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                Journal
                Nature
                Nature
                Springer Nature
                0028-0836
                1476-4687
                March 1 2017
                March 1 2017
                : 543
                : 7643
                : 51-59
                10.1038/nature21058
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