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Floating robots reveal just how much airborne dust fertilises the Southern Ocean – a key climate ‘shock absorber’

By Jakob Weis, Postdoctoral research associate, University of Tasmania
Andrew Bowie, Senior Research Scientist in Marine Biogeochemistry, University of Tasmania
Christina Schallenberg, Research Scientist, CSIRO
Peter Strutton, Professor, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania
Zanna Chase, Professor, University of Tasmania
Iron-rich dust feeds phytoplankton. They are a key form of life in the Southern Ocean, which acts as a climate shock absorber.The Conversation

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