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Whale poo vital to Southern Ocean health according to UTAS researcher


Ratnarajah, L, Whale poo vital to Southern Ocean health according to UTAS researcher, ABC News - Fred Hooper, ABC News, Hobart, Tasmania, 8 October 2014, p. 1. (2014) [Newspaper Article]

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Whale poo could be the key to promoting plant growth in the Southern Ocean as a rich source of iron and essential for plankton, according to experts. The only problem is, there is not enough. PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania, Lavenia Ratnarajah, said her research showed that whale poo significantly added to the ocean's iron content.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:Whale poo, Southern Ocean, iron content, ocean iron content
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Other Biological Sciences
Research Field:Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
UTAS Author:Ratnarajah, L (Ms Lavenia Ratnarajah)
ID Code:95965
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2014-10-13
Last Modified:2014-10-13
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