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Science Daily: Tiny plankton could have big impact on climate: CO2-hungry microbes might short-circuit the marine foodweb


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As the climate changes and oceans’ acidity increases, tiny plankton seem set to succeed. Marine scientists have found that the smallest plankton groups thrive under elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) levels. This could cause an imbalance in the food web as well as decrease ocean CO2 uptake, an important regulator of global climate.

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