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Deep-water boost for a community exposed to ocean change

posted 21 Nov 2014, 03:54 by Martina Lohmann   [ updated 24 Nov 2014, 01:42 ]
Mesocosm experiment on the effects of ocean acidification at its summit
29. October, 2014/ Kiel, Taliarte. In a long-term field study led by GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, an international team of scientists investigates the effects of ocean acidification on pelagic ecosystems in the subtropical Atlantic. The field experiment with the KOSMOS mesocosms off Gran Canary now culminates in the simulation of deep-water upwelling – an event that can boost productivity in these nutrient-starving waters. For this purpose, the researchers developed an 80,000 litres deep-water collector.

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The deep-water collector is prepared. Photo: Ulf Riebesell, GEOMAR