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Phytoplankton let us breathe

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Van Der Merwe, P and Lannuzel, D, Phytoplankton let us breathe, Cool science, Australian Antarctic Division, Hobart, Tasmania, Online, 26 November 2009 (2009) [Magazine Article]


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Abstract

Take one deep breath, pause... breathe out and another in, pause and contemplate that that last breath was a life-giving gift from organisms many of us have never heard of. Phytoplankton, those tiny plants floating around in the vast openness of the oceans, tirelessly working and giving their lives so that we humans and every other animal on earth can breathe comfortably.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:Phytoplankton, organisms, iron
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Biological Oceanography
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water
Objective Field:Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Author:Van Der Merwe, P (Mr Pier Van Der Merwe)
Author:Lannuzel, D (Dr Delphine Lannuzel)
ID Code:99936
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2015-04-17
Last Modified:2015-04-17
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