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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 14, 5765-5774, 2017
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21 Dec 2017
Quantification of dimethyl sulfide (DMS) production in the sea anemone Aiptasia sp. to simulate the sea-to-air flux from coral reefs
Filippo Franchini and Michael Steinke


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Dimethyl sulfide (DMS) is a biogenic gas known to many as the 'smell of the sea' but it also stimulates the formation of clouds and cools our planet. Few data are available on its production along tropical coasts and here we quantify DMS in a sea anemone. We then use this information to simulate the release of DMS in coral reefs and highlight that we lack information on DMS-consumption processes if we were to quantify the effect of environmental change on DMS emission from tropical reefs.
Dimethyl sulfide (DMS) is a biogenic gas known to many as the 'smell of the sea' but it also...