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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 12, 7467-7482, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-7467-2015
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Research article
21 Dec 2015
Hidden biosphere in an oxygen-deficient Atlantic open-ocean eddy: future implications of ocean deoxygenation on primary production in the eastern tropical North Atlantic
C. R. Löscher et al.
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 Dec 2015) by Tina Treude  
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The waters of the tropical Atlantic Open Ocean usually contain comparably high concentrations of oxygen. Now, it became clear that there are watermasses related to eddies that are nearly anoxic. We surveyed one of those eddies and found a biosphere that largely differed from the usual biosphere present in this area with a specific community responsible for primary production and for degradation processes. Further, we found the very first indication for active nitrogen loss in the open Atlantic.
The waters of the tropical Atlantic Open Ocean usually contain comparably high concentrations of...
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