OCEAN’S OXYGEN PRODUCERS ARE IN DANGER

As Hurricanes Irma and Harvey cleared along the Atlantic this summer, they were ensued by a huge undercurrent of phytoplankton. Although the two storms insisted countless lives and caused billions of dollars in damage, there was at smallest one surprising benefit: Phytoplankton—single-celled organisms like plants and bacteria that populate the surface of the ocean—spread behind them. For decades, researchers have […]

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