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Phytoplankton Blooms in the Southern Ocean: Through Satellite Observations

The oceanic phytoplankton play an important role in linking the Southern Ocean pelagic ecosystem to the global biogeochemical cycle and modulating climate change. Phytoplankton is the base of the oceanic food web, supplying organic matter for all other organisms in the marine environment. They are responsible for contributing more than 50 per cent of the oxygen in the world’s atmosphere that we utilise for breathing. Even though the oceanic phytoplankton account for less than 1 per cent of the photosynthetic...

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